Saint Lucia police seized an M 4 rifle during a routine spot check at Morne du Don, Castries, law enforcement officials say.
They described the rifle as a ‘high powered’ weapon.
The M4 carbine is extensively used by the United States Armed Forces and is largely replacing the M16 rifle in United States Army and United States Marine Corps combat units as the primary infantry weapon and service rifle, according to Wikipedia.
The law enforcement officials also arrested a male resident of Morne du Don in whose motor car the weapon and a bag containing ammunition were found, it was disclosed.
According to information obtained by St Lucia Times, the police stopped a Mitsubishi Lancer about 9.00 PM at Morne du Don and searched the vehicle when the weapon and ammunition were found.
The driver of the car, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle at the time, will be charged shortly, it was revealed.