Saint Lucia police seized what has been described as a ‘high powered’ weapon and ammunition during an operation Saturday afternoon, it has been reported.
According to information obtained by St Lucia Times, the illegal weapon and ammunition were discovered at the home in the North of the Island.
Police later arrested a senior employee of a local private sector company, reliable sources said.
No other details were immediately available.
It’s the second seizure of a high powered weapon within the past few weeks.
Last month police arrested a man at Morne Du Don after an M4 Carbine and ammunition were found in a Mitsubishi Lancer he was driving.
Ronnie Montoute of Bocage Castries was arrested and charged for the offence.
He was granted bail in the sum of $13,000 or suitable surety when he appeared in court, prompting expressions of concern from Justice Minister, Hermangild Francis.
Francis, whose responsibility also includes National Security, said he was troubled by the granting of bail and announced plans to get jurisdiction for gun crime removed from the Magistrate Court and placed before the High Court.