Gun recovered in high speed chase

(BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS) – Since March began, Police Officers of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force have successfully removed a number of illegal weapons off the streets of St. Kitts and Nevis, the latest confiscation occurred when they seized a loaded semi-automatic pistol in Basseterre, St. Kitts yesterday.

According to a police press release, officers of the Special Services Unit (SSU) on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 intercepted two males on a motorcycle along the FT Williams Highway who drew suspicion of having in their possession arms and ammunition.

The police communiqué confirmed that the two men sped away on a motorcycle before a chase ensued, which ended in the vicinity of the C&C Supermarket on George Street.

A search was carried out on the two individuals, which resulted in the discovery and seizure of the loaded semi-automatic pistol. The firearm and ammunition along with the men and motorcycle were taken into police custody and various charges will be laid before them as a result of the chase, police said.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley with responsibility for crime in the force commended the officers who were involved in this operation for their keen observation, pursuit and arrest of the individuals.

He is calling on the general public to support the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force in making the Federation a safer place for citizens and residents.

This finding is the fourth firearm in 10 days to have been removed off the streets of St. Kitts. The first was on Sunday (Mar. 1), the second on Tuesday (Mar. 3) and the third one was on Friday (Mar. 6).

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