Following the finding of guns and ammunition, including six pistols, two high-powered rifles, and 200 rounds of ammunition at the Customs Department in Kingstown on Thursday, the police in St. Vincent opened an investigation and made one arrest.
Police Commissioner Colin John stated during a press conference on Friday that the firearms and ammunition were imported into the nation and were the most significant single shipment of firearms and ammunition seized by local law enforcement.
John, who stated that the weapons “seem brand new,” was unable to predict when the inquiry would be finished.
He claimed that the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF) and the Customs Department worked together to make the seizure.
John claims that because the weapons were imported, regional and international organisations would be called for assistance in the investigation.
John, a former deputy director of public prosecutions, also complimented the Customs Department employees for their attention to detail, their collaboration with law enforcement, and their support in the fight against crime. The public was also urged by the police commissioner to support the police in their ongoing efforts to combat crime.
The police chief spoke during a week when two people were shot and killed, and two more were shot and injured, bringing the total number of homicides to 39, just one short of the record.