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Castries Man On Bail Held With Ammunition

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On Thursday, June 6, 2024, about 5:00pm, Police Officers attached to the Special Services Unit (SSU) recovered six (6) rounds of ammunition and arrested a male, at Maynard Hill, Castries.

The officers bravely responded to a report of gunfire emanating from the area, when they spotted the suspect; twenty-eight-year-old (28) Cuthbert Similien, of Bois Patat, Castries.

The SSU Officers had cause to conduct a search of his person, which led to the discovery of six (6) rounds of ammunition.

This matter was referred to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Castries, who formally charged Cuthbert Similien for Possession of Ammunition. Cuthbert Similien was escorted to the First District Court where he made an application for bail.

Following an application by the prosecution, the court denied bail and he was remanded into custody.

Similien is well known to law enforcement, with a documented history of serious offences before the courts. Inquiries uncovered that in the year 2012, Similien was found guilty of the crimes of Stealing and Throwing Missiles.

In 2016, he was convicted for the crime of Robbery and was given a prison sentence.

During the year 2023, charges were brought against Cuthbert Similien for Possession of Firearm, Possession of Ammunition and Discharging Firearm in a Public Place.

When Cuthbert Similien was apprehended on Thursday, June 6, 2024, he was on bail, awaiting the resolution of these matters related to firearms.

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

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8 COMMENTS

  1. This individual Should spend at least 20years imprisonment .He will always Committ the same offence over and over

  2. I have no more appetite to respond to reckless judges decisions putting the nation populas as risk.
    Shameful…..indeed

  3. Lock him away & throw away the key…Next up is “coconut” who frequents the community as well…Country man said he has done many atrocities,now country man is not the most reliable source for news BUT coconut needs to be apprehended by the law.

  4. Why isn’t his picture all over this article or all over social media? What’s so secret about his face when he is a repeat offender? Why protect his image and not try to protect the next gun victim or next employer? The system sucks!

  5. Your very laws on the books are causing issues on the island. In Turks & Caicos a visitor was found with ammunition in his luggage and was facing 12 years in jail for this 1st time offense based on their laws. In St. Lucia, the malvatayees/bandits/good for nothings are walking around on bail while regrouping to commit more and more crime – make that make sense.

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