His apprehension came as a result of a planned stop and search exercise that was carried out by the police in various areas of the island.
In the session conducted on Tuesday night, (2nd October), the Delta Squad, was able to detain the man during their random stop and search. Police report that the man ran from the Delta Squad officers on duty but was quickly apprehended.
In his possession, said a police statement, was a fully loaded Glock pistol. The man was arrested and transported to the Basseterre Police Station. His name and photograph will be released once he is officially charged, promised a police official.
Police have notified the public that random traffic stops will be conducted 24 hours a day for the next seven days. Stop and searches will be conducted 24 hours a day for the next seven days. These are zero tolerance initiatives and the general public is asked to cooperate with the Joint Forces, said the official.
As the exercises are carried out the police are calling on the he general public to cooperate, while Commissioner CG Walwyn has also asked citizens to report any suspicious activity this weekend, by calling 911, or the nearest police station.
The police have also announced the arrests of a number of suspects including Reece Williams of Lodge Village, who was formally charged for the offences of Possession of Cannabis, which was committed on 29th September 2012.
Rescan Finch of Harris Village was formally charged for the offences of Possession of Cannabis and Carrying Abroad Offensive Weapon, which were committed on 29th September 2012.
Kevon Hamilton of Bradshaw Avenue, St. Paul Village was formally charged for the offence of Shooting With Intent, which was committed on 26th September 2012 and Shane Warner of The Alley, Sandy Point was formally charged for the offence of Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm, which was committed on 25th September 2012.