Vieux Fort Police Recover Over 1,000 Rounds Of Ammunition

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Vieux Fort police recovered over one thousand rounds of various types of ammunition at Grace, Vieux Fort, on Tuesday.

The haul included 892 rounds of .22 ammunition, 32 shotgun rounds, five .380 rounds,  fifty .45 rounds, seventy 5.56 rounds and eight 7.62 rounds, according to police.

A law enforcement official said the Drug Unit in the South found the ammunition in an abandoned house.

As a result, the police made no arrests during the operation.

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The latest ammunition seizure came amid official concern over the proliferation of guns and gun-related crime here.

In March last year, Customs officers found rifles, handguns and ammunition in a barrel.

The discovery was made during a routine check.

Officials said they found nine shotguns, two rifles and a quantity of ammunition.

The weapons were broken down into parts and hidden among grocery items along with the ammunition.

Law enforcement officials believe that much of the illegal trafficking in guns and ammunition is linked to the drugs trade.

Headline photo: Armed officer takes part in police operation (File image)

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