Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 12, 2018 (RSCNPF): Three persons are in custody following the largest ammunition and second largest firearm find in the Federation.
Police conducted an operation in Keys Village Wednesday (September 12) morning. While approaching a premises in the area they saw four males in a yard. The men began running when they saw the Police approaching. The Police pursued. While chasing the persons, one individual threw what appeared to be a bag over a wall. Upon inspection, the bag contained what appeared to be pistols and a large quantity of ammunition. During the chase of another individual, Police came across another bag. Upon inspection, the bag contained what also appeared to be pistols, a quantity of marijuana and a large amount of assorted ammunition.
In total, six firearms – two .45 pistols, two .40 pistols, one 9mm pistol and one .38 revolver – and in excess of two hundred and fifty rounds of assorted ammunition were found. They were taken into Police custody along with a rental vehicle. Three of the four men who were present were caught, and one managed to escape. He is currently being sought by the Police. Technicians from the Forensic Department visited and processed the scene. Police investigations into the matter are ongoing.