Wednesday 22 January, 2020

RSLPF praised for seizing high powered rifle

M4 tactical rifle seized during police operation

M4 tactical rifle seized during police operation

Members of the public are praising the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) considerably after ridding the streets of an illegal high-powered tactical assault rifle.

According to reports, law enforcement officials intercepted a blue Mitsubishi Lancer at Morne Du Don around 9 pm Saturday, January 11, 2020.

The driver was arrested and taken into custody when officers discovered an M4 rifle in the vehicle.

The M4 tactical rifle is a shorter and lighter variant of the M16A2 assault rifle and is mainly used by the US military.

“Good work RSLPF,” one citizen said.

“More stop and search please because these powerful weapons need taking off the streets, well done to the RSLPF,” another citizen said.

According to a senior police officer, the men and women of the RSLPF are doing an amazing job despite difficult

“We are really trying to make significant changes and improve our crime-fighting efforts to prevent these illegal guns from ever finding their way into the island,” the officer said.

The arrested individual is expected to be taken to court later today to answer to possession of firearm charges.

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