Thus far, law enforcement officers have collected eight illegal weapons from the streets, according to Inspector Lyndon David.
Even though the Police Public Relations Officer could not indicate if those figures included both St. Kitts and Nevis, the fight has intensified on the two islands.
Just recently, the officers from the force were involved in a high-speed chase that netted one loaded firearm with matching rounds of ammunition.
At a recent meeting with Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris, several officers came in for commendation for their quick observation and thinking that resulted in the law enforcement agency seizure of weapons from youths in St. Kitts and Nevis.
For 2015, there have been eleven homicides as a result of gun violence. It is believed that other criminal activities are being carried out with the use of illegal weapons.