A bus passenger has been arrested by the police for possession of a .357 Magnum with five rounds of live ammunition, it has been disclosed.
Addressing a press conference Monday, Police Superintendent George Nicholas identified the passenger as Vernil Dillan Charles, alias ‘Pope’.
According to Nicholas, on Wednesday November 27, 2019, Micoud police conducted a traffic check along the Castries Vieux Fort highway.
He told reporters that during the operation, a minibus was stopped and a search revealed that Charles was in possession of the illegal magnum and ammunition.
Nicholas said the Cul de Sac resident was charged for the offences.
Later the same day, about 6.15 pm, the Drug Unit executed a search warrant on the premises of 35 year old Kimran Polius of Dauphin Street in Gros Islet, during which time a .380 Taurus pistol with 13 rounds of live ammunition were recovered, Nicholas told the news conference.
He said Polius was charged for possession of the firearm and ammunition without a licence.