Saturday 28 March, 2020

Police recover illegal firearms at traffic checks over the weekend

Acting Superintendent of Police, Elvis Thomas

Acting Superintendent of Police, Elvis Thomas

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) alluded to scores of unlicensed drivers and vehicles and the recovery of two unlicensed firearms at various police checkpoints conducted in the north of the island over the weekend.

“What we are doing is part of a divisional operational plan where we are trying to ensure and maintain the safety of all citizens in Saint Lucia,” Acting Superintendent of Police, Elvis Thomas, explained to Loop News.

Two firearms; a 9mm and a .380 caliber pistol were recovered in the traffic checks, conducted from Canaries through to Gros Islet, including Dennery.

A number of traffic tickets were issued in addition to several vehicles being impounded for failing to meet traffic regulations.

“We just want to make sure Saint Lucians feel safe and we checking for all sorts of violations and we just want to encourage Saint Lucians to continue to maintain law and order and to work with us to help keep Saint Lucia safe. We know a lot has been happening but we just want to ensure the public that we will do everything within our power to keep them safe,” Thomas said.

The senior police officer also applauded the motoring public for their cooperation as the exercises were being executed.

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