(CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS)– Police officers of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force were able to retrieve yet another pistol off the streets of Nevis over the weekend. This media house was informed that a number of persons are currently in police custody helping with the investigation regarding a pistol that was found in Cotton Ground.
News reaching this publication indicates that a group of men were at a shop in Cotton Ground playing cards on Sunday, October 20, 2013 when police officers showed up. It is alleged that one of the males tried to discard of a pistol but it was later retrieved by the police.
They were all picked up for questioning.
If no one claims ownership of the finding, officers could take the step and charge all persons for the pistol. The men are expected to appear before the District ‘C’ Magistrate Court tomorrow, Tuesday, October 22, 2013.
Two months ago police officers were able to charge David Leon Jeffers of Fort Thomas Road and a female of Cherry Gardens with possession of firearm and possession of ammunition. This seizure by police officers was on August 4, 2013. It is alleged that the female travelled to St. Kitts on a inter island ferry and was observed by a police officer carrying a box of cornflakes which the officer found to be very suspicious.
Police conducted a search and in the box of cornflakes, it was discovered that a gun and ammunition were concealed therein.
The female is currently out on bail but Jeffers remains remanded at prison.