Police are claiming additional success directly to their “Interim Strategy for the Reduction in Gang Induced Violence.”
Recently, through a third party, 22 (twenty-two) rounds of ammunition – 13 (thirteen) 9mm and 9 (nine) .45 rounds – was handed over to the Police in Nevis, a Police release stated.
The statement further indicated that this new cache, when combined with the thirty (30) firearms and seventy-three (73) rounds of an assortment of ammunition that had been collected between both islands, via a third party, recently is a sign of huge progress.
The recent ‘confiscation of the thirty guns and assorted ammunition plus the thirteen (13) firearms that the Police have took into custody through their various operations makes a total of forty-three (43) firearms and over 100 rounds of ammunition that have been removed from the streets of the Federation, the release summarized.
Whilst many welcome the noticeable lull in gang related violence since March, there have been repeated calls for thorough process of accountability to explain the mystery clouding the “peace initiative.”
There have been allegations that gang members are being paid, from government coffers, to keep the peace.