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Police Seize Assault Rifles, Ammunition In Gros Islet Operation

On Friday, April 26, 2024, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) conducted a successful operation in the community of Morne Serpent, Gros-Islet which resulted in the recovery of two firearms.

During the operation the Officers executed five (5) Warrants to Search for Property, which led to the discovery and seizure of two (2) AR15 assault rifles, and thirty-seven (37) rounds of 5.56 ammunition.

Following this recovery, five (5) persons were arrested for the offence of Possession of Firearm and Possession of Ammunition. Two (2) individuals were arrested for the offence of Obstruction.

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) would like to take this opportunity to commend the hardworking officers who participated in this operation, which led to the recovery of these lethal weapons.

The RSLPF is also grateful to the citizens who cooperate with and continue to support RSLPF initiatives, as the organization remains steadfast in its pursuit of justice, to make Saint Lucia a safer place for all people.

Simultaneously, the RSLPF wishes to remind civilians that it is an offence to Obstruct any Police Officer in the execution of their duties.

The legal authority for this is predicated on section (60) (2) (c) of the Police Act of Saint Lucia Chapter 14.01 of the Revised Laws of Saint Lucia 2021, which states:

“Whoever assaults, obstructs, or resists, or incites any other person to assault, obstruct or resist, any police officer in the execution of his or her duty, is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months.”

SOURCE: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force. Photo: Stock image

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Keep up the good work officers. We will get the leaders to change the approach and the laws to address the Bail for such offenses. Or we will change the leaders.

  2. Just give them bail already. They have very important meetings to attend. They definitely can’t miss an appointment with their armourer, for issuance of a new weapon. Heaven forbid, if they don’t scare the community a second time. That’s always is a positive thing for the community. A little more shootings has been known to help the tourist industry. Give them a break, all they had was an assault weapon that can cause mass killings. Pierre, you genius, you have managed a way to keep the fires going while doing dousing it. I will never underestimate your capacity. I have no doubt that you will solve the crime problem.

  3. These Two Furearms Should be Handed over to the Ballistic Expert .These Firearms must have been used to Committ Several Crimes

  4. One year for each round of ammunition. 10 years for a firearm. No bail. There you go Pierre. Solved the crime problem for you

  5. the ones that was arrested for the obstruction of the police operation should serve not less than 2 years in jail. These people watching too much you tubes enjoy the kicks and entertainment they are getting, while having no idea the damages they are doing while exposing their stupidity at the same time. What is the primary reason to hold a gun. Who believes a gun was made for showcasing? The ring is huge with human tracking and illegal activities. It is aided and supported by some very wealthy people here who are also protected by the politicians and some police officers, bringing down the integrity of the force.

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