A man has been arrested in St Vincent and the Grenadines, following the seizure of 200 rounds of 7.62 ammunition, six 9mm pistols, and two high-power rifles.
The police made the raid on Thursday this week, telling the media that items looked “new”
Commissioner of Police Colin John applauded the efforts of the police and customs officers for their work to rid the streets of illegal guns and ammo.
St Vincent and the Grenadines is currently dealing with an influx of murders and shootings that has resulted in 39 deaths.
“We have seen in the last couple of months and the last few days, I would say, the apparent use of firearms to commit some very serious offences. We have to, as best as possible, try to reduce the number of firearms in St Vincent and the Grenadines and arrest perpetrators. So, this, indeed, is a good effort on behalf of the RSVGPF,” John said.
Adding, “we are very much happy…We know one of these bullets could have killed more than one person, based on the velocity of these bullets and these guns. So I am really happy that we were able to intercept these firearms.”
The top cop called on islanders to assist with their efforts to put pressure on criminals to ensure St Vincent and the Grenadines remain a safe place.