A 26 year old man of Bagatelle was arrested Sunday morning for possession of an illegal handgun, law enforcement officials have confirmed.
The handgun is said to have been found in a small bag.
No charges have yet been laid, it was reported.
According to information obtained by St Lucia Times, the arrest of the 26 year old came after a search warrant was executed on his premises about 6:10 am.
A joint police patrol team and the Drug Squad took part in the exercise, law enforcement officials said.
The latest arrest came after police recently announced a change in their strategy to a more ‘aggressive’ one in the face of a spike in gun violence.
The law enforcement officials admitted that their previous strategy was not delivering the desired results.