Saint Lucia police have released a man who was assisting them in their investigation into the discovery of a number of guns and a quantity of ammunition in a barrel, Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Wayne Charlery has confirmed.
Charlery told St Lucia Times that that the man was held for a total of six days.
He explained that after the first period of 72 hours, an extension was granted to keep him in custody for another 72 hours after which the detainee was released pending further investigations.
Acting Comptroller of Customs Anita Montoute had disclosed that nine shotguns, two semi-automatic weapons and a quantity of ammunition were found in a barrel on the wharf earlier this month during a routine check by Customs Officers.
Montoute said an individual who showed up to clear the barrel was detained by the police who were summoned after the illegal shipment was discovered.
The man was taken into custody for questioning and subsequently released while police gather additional evidence, it was reported.