By: Spokesman Newsroom

BASSETERRE, St.Kitts (Monday 20th August 2018)- Police are reporting that to date a total of twenty-one (21) guns have been taken off the streets and into police custody for 2018 with the most recent operation taking place on the sister isle of Nevis over the past weekend.

According to the local authorities, a stop and search exercise on Friday 17th August
at the Quarry at New River has resulted in a firearm being seized by police and two individuals arrested.

Reportedly, while conducting that exercise, one 40mm pistol with several matching rounds of ammunition were found in motor lorry PB1053. The two persons who were in the vehicle at the time were both taken into Police custody.

Police say no charges have been laid as yet in the matter and that investigations are continuing.