Six Persons in custody after police raid

By Monique Washington

A raid conducted by members of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force and members of the Defense Force on Thursday, April 20, 2017, in the Rawlins Village, Nevis saw two illegal firearms being removed off the streets with over two (2) dozen rounds of ammunition being found and six people being in custody.

Nevispages visited the Rawlins Village on Thursday, April 20, 2017, where residence said that they noticed a strong presence of army men and police in the area. At around 10:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. the police vehicle was seen with about six (6) young men at the back.

The raid comes on the heel of the April 17, 2017, homicide in Cotton Ground that claimed the life of Morella Webbe.

According to a police press release a group of six (6) persons were searched by the Police. The six (6) people were said to be in close proximity to where the guns were found. All six are in Police custody as the investigation continues.

Seized were: one (1) 357 Magnum revolver and ten(10) rounds of matching ammunition, one (1) MP 11- 9mm handgun and twenty-two (22) rounds of matching ammunition and nineteen (19) 7.62 rounds of ammunition. A mask, a small quantity of marijuana and other items were also seized.

The firearms will undergo Forensic Testing to determine their use in any unsolved gun related incidents. Thus far there have been three firearms taken off of the street in Nevis for 2017.

According to Police PRO, Mr. Grell Brown, ”no one has been charged as yet”.


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