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Officers attached to the Soufriere Police Station have reported recovering two firearms on Tuesday, August 5.

Around 6:00 p.m. officers responded to a report of shots fired at Palmiste, Soufriere. During a patrol of the area, the officers intercepted a black Toyota motor car registration number PA 677 at the intersection of the Palmiste and Soufriere main road.

There were three men aboard the vehicle at the time. A search was conducted on the car as well as its occupants. During that operation, the officers recovered what appeared to be a .32 and a .22 semi-automatic pistol as well as 4 live rounds of ammunition.

All three individuals were arrested and taken into police custody for firearm offences. Charges are expected to be laid against them shortly.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, officers attached to the Dennery and Richfond Police Stations conducted a joint operation at Deniere Rivere, Dennery.
During that operation, search warrants were executed on the premises of 30-year-old Kerry “Ribena” Jn. Baptiste and 47-year-old Nelson “Parkay” Cherries, both of Deniere Riviere, Dennery.

During the search of Jn. Baptiste’s residence, a 12 gauge double barrel shotgun and seven rounds of ammunition were recovered and at Cherries’ residence, a quantity of plant material suspected to be Cannabis was recovered.

Both individuals were arrested and are expected to be charged for firearm and drug related offences.
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