Police seized € 31, 560 and $EC 10, 100 on Wednesday when they searched a residence at La Ressource, Vieux Fort, it has been disclosed.
Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police With Responsibility for Crime Management, George Nicholas, told a news briefing Thursday afternoon that one man was taken into custody but later released.
Nicholas said the cash was handed over the the financial investigation authorities to commence forfeiture.
He also told reporters that police have charged 25 year old Stephen Vidal of Grande Riviere, Gros Islet, in connection with a separate incident in which a firearm was found when a search was conducted in a minibus at Union.
Nicholas said Vidal was charged for illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition and is awaiting a bail hearing.
In yet another operation, he disclosed that a firearm was found about 10.am when law enforcement officers conducted a search on Wednesday on Manoel Street, Castries ‘in and around a particular vehicle’.
The senior police officer said no arrests were made after the .380 pistol and 30 rounds of ammunition were found, but investigations are continuing.
Asked whether the firearm was found in or outside of a vehicle, Nicholas said the firearm was found in the area.
“There were vehicles parked there at the time but we cannot associate the firearm with any particular vehicle,” he told reporters.
Nicholas was also asked about the progress of investigations into a missing gun at the Castries Constituency Council (CCC).
He explained that the matter was reported in April and the investigation is ‘active’.
“We have encountered some challenges where that particular incident is concerned, but it is still an investigation we are pursuing. We have communicated those challenges to members of the CCC and we are trying to find ways to come around those challenges to get to the bottom of that matter,” Nicholas asserted.
He did not elaborate.