No arrest in gun, ammunition and weed discovery

MyVueNews Staff-writer

Some of the ammunition found in the Conaree shack.

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 25th January, 2018 (MyVueNews.com) – No one is in Police custody yet regarding the gun and ammunition found in a shack in Conaree on Tuesday, 23rd January, during an operation by officers of the Anti-Gang Task Force

The illegal firearm and ammunition included a Budischowsky TP-70 .25 caliber with five (5) rounds of ammunition and a transparent plastic bag with eight (8) .38 special rounds of ammunition, as well as a plastic bottle with 29 7.62 mm rounds of ammunition.

Police also uprooted 1,425 marijuana plants from several nearby marijuana fields.

No arrests were made in connection to the find. The Crime Scene Unit processed the area. The weapon, along with the ammunition, were taken into police custody. Investigations into the matter are ongoing.

In 2017, the Police were able to remove a record 47 firearms from the streets of St. Kitts and Nevis. Additionally, the Police were also able to formally arrest and charge individuals for 38 of the firearms found.

 

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