Huge gun and ammunition bust in Keys

MyVueNews Staff-writer

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 13th September, 2018 (MyVueNews.com) – Each day, it is becoming clearer that criminal minded persons in St. Kitts and Nevis are not afraid to carry out their carnage through the use of guns and other weapons.

This fixation on killing others seems to be driving a thirst to acquire as many guns (and ammunition) that they can possibly compile.
The police therefore continue to have a difficult challenge in taking these weapons off the streets, but with some help through intelligence gathering from ‘friendly’ sources, they continue to have measured success. On other occasions, their success has come from simply being in the right place at the right time.

The latest seizure was recorded in the village of Keys, when Police conducted an operation on Wednesday morning (12th September).
Police explain that while approaching a premises in the area they saw four (4) males in a yard.

“The men began running when they saw the Police approaching. The Police pursued. While chasing the persons, one (1) individual threw what appeared to be a bag over a wall. Upon inspection, the bag contained what appeared to be pistols and a large quantity of ammunition,” said a police report.

They added that “During the chase of another individual, Police came across another bag. Upon inspection, the bag contained what also appeared to be pistols, a quantity of marijuana and a large amount of assorted ammunition.”

As a result, three (3) persons are now in custody following what authorities describe as “the largest ammunition and second largest firearm find in the Federation.”
The report said that in total, six (6) firearms – two (2) .45 pistols, two (2) .40 pistols, one (1) 9mm pistol and one (1) .38 revolver – and in excess of two hundred and fifty (250) rounds of assorted ammunition were found.

The items were taken into Police custody along with a rental vehicle.
Three (3) of the four (4) men who were present were caught, and one (1) managed to escape.
He is currently being sought by the Police. Technicians from the Forensic Department visited and processed the scene. Police investigations into the matter are ongoing.