Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 03, 2019 (RSCNPF): Additional ammunition has been taken into Police custody as part of the ongoing peace initiative.
Recently, through a third party, 22 (twenty-two) rounds of ammunition – 13 (thirteen) 9mm and 9 (nine) .45 rounds – was handed over to the Police in Nevis. This is the second time that such an act of commitment to the process has occurred since it began earlier this year. Initially, Police received thirty (30) firearms and seventy-three (73) rounds of an assortment of ammunition that had been collected between both islands. When combined with the thirteen (13) firearms that the Police have been able to take into custody through their various operations, a total of forty-three (43) firearms and over 100 rounds of ammunition have been removed from the streets of communities around the Federation.
Head of the Nevis Task Force, Inspector James Stephen, noted that the Interim Strategy for the Reduction in Gang Induced Violence had proven to be successful to date.
“The initiative is continuing to bear fruit. Gang members have been proactive, and they are the ones who have been helping the process along. However, I’d like to say, once again, that we have not offered an amnesty to anyone or any group and our investigations into existing matters are ongoing,” Inspector James Stephen reminded the public.
He joined the Acting Commissioner of Police in urging anyone else with illegal firearms in their possession to hand them over to the Police immediately.