Sunday 25 October, 2020

St Lucia police continue crackdown on illegal firearms on the streets

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In a series of recent operations this week, police recovered several rounds of ammunition and illegal guns off the streets.

On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, officers attached to the Marchand Police Station arrested a male individual who was in possession of an illegal firearm.

"Marchand Police was in the vicinity of Hospital Road when their assistance was sought by an individual. As a result, they proceeded to a house in the same area and upon entry found Joshua Jn Baptiste asleep and in posession of a 9mm pistol," Assistant Commissioner for Crime Management, George Nicholas disclosed.

Jn Baptiste was arrested and has now been charged and remanded at the Bordelais Correctional Facility.

"He was charged for the possession of an unlicensed firearm," Nicholas said.

Later that day, Babonneau police officers were on patrol at Garrand, Babonneau when they discovered a 12 gauge firearm with six rounds of ammunition.

No one was arrested in connection with this incident.

However, Anse La Raye police executed an operation where a search was conducted on the home of Deterville Darcheville of Bois Den, during which time a .40 calibre pistol with eight rounds of ammunition was discovered in addition to a Taurrus revolver with five rounds of ammunition.

"Jeffery Aimable along with Deterville Darcheville were both arrested and have since been charged with possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition and are now remanded at the Bordelais Correctional Facility," the senior police officer said.

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