Saint Lucia police seized three illegal guns during a Gros Islet operation Friday, bringing to almost 100 the number of illegal weapons confiscated so far this year, it has been disclosed.
The disclosure came from police spokeswoman, Anne Joseph, at a news conference Friday.
Joseph told reporters that in addition to the some 100 illegal guns, police have also recovered over 1, 200 rounds of ammunition.
She explained that the most recent seizures came during a joint operation involving the Gros Islet CID, officers of the Special Service Unit (SSU) and other police departments.
According to Joseph, police searched two homes in Cas en Bas, Gros Islet on Friday when three illegal guns and a quantity of ammunition were recovered.
She told reporters that in one of the residences, police found a Taurus 9 mm pistol, a Glock pistol, 95 rounds of .40 ammunition, 10 magazines and 10 rounds of 9 mm ammunition.
A male and a female were arrested in connection with that discovery.
“In the second home, one 9 mm pistol and 10 rounds of 9 mm ammunition were also recovered,” the police spokeswoman disclosed.
She revealed that four persons were arrested – both male and female.
“No one has been charged as yet, but we are expecting in short order for the officers to do so,” Joseph told reporters.