A video of a young man brandishing what appear to be two automatic weapons while three handguns are visible in the pockets of his trousers likely did not originate in Saint Lucia, police say.
The youth has his identity concealed.
“In relation to that video, more than likely it looks like it has originated outside of Saint Lucia,” Assistant Police Commissioner for Crime Management and Intelligence, Wayne Charlery, told reporters Tuesday.
In response to a question from a reporter, Charlery said the police are concerned about the circulation of such videos either by persons on social media or media houses.
“We see a perpetuation of lawlessness,” he explained.
According to the senior police officer, law enforcement authorities would like to see in instances where videos of ‘unsavoury incidents’ pop up, individuals and media houses contact the police to determine whether the recordings originated locally.
“We want to encourage the media houses to at least touch base with us before it is aired and it is aired with the intent or with the background that it is of Saint Lucian origin, whereas in most instances it is not,” Charlery said.