By: Staff Writer
Gang members have reportedly handed over 30 guns to the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force as a means of demonstrating their commitment to the continued peace initiative being experienced throughout the St. Kitts and Nevis.
Earlier today, Tueaday August 13 2019, at a press conference held at the Police Training School acting Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hilroy Brandy informed the press that a total of 30 illegal firearms and 73 rounds of sorted ammunition were handed over to the police through a trusted third party.
Commissioner Brandy stated that:
Such an exercise has never taken place in the history of the Police Force or our country.Hilroy Brandy
Prime Minister Harris on behalf of his cabinet commended the police for such a major breakthrough.
The intermediaries that facilitated this historic development have done yeoman’s service for our beloved country.
According to Harris, the move by gang members in St. Kitts and Nevis to voluntarily hand over their illegal firearms is a clear sign of those individuals’ commitment to enduring peace.
In my view, this is a very positive move and we are encouraged to invite, not just gang members, but anyone who have illegal weapons in their possession to hand them over to the police whether directly…or through a third party intermediary. Every illegal firearm recovered by our law enforcement represents one less dangerous weapon available to injure and kill our people.Prime Minister Timothy Harris
With the voluntary hand over of the 30 illegal firearms, it takes the total firearms seized for the year to 43. According to Brandy, 13 guns and assorted ammunition were discovered by members of the security forces during their various operations across the country throughout the year.
The recovered firearms will undergo a process before they are destroyed.