Charlestown, Nevis, Police in Nevis recently seized a gun and ammunition from a home in Nevis and has brought charges against the female occupant.
According to information, a joint task force armed with warrants, searched homes in Hanley’s Road and Bath Village for arms, ammunition and controlled drugs.
At one home in Bath Village which was occupied by three persons, Police reportedly found an illegal Taurus pistol and 12 matching rounds of .40 mm ammunition.
On Sunday Police in a statement said Shericia Parris of Bath Village, Nevis was granted bail on March 06, 2020 after being charged recently for the offences of Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Firearm and Smuggling.
Police said a quantity of cannabis was also found.
Parris was granted bail in the sum of EC$150,000 with two sureties with bail conditions to surrender all her travel documents, not travel outside of the jurisdiction without the permission of the state and that she should report to the Charlestown Police Station on Mondays and Fridays between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Police statement disclosed investigations into a second firearm that was also recently found in Nevis continue. A search that was carried out on an empty lot of land in the Low Ground Estate area resulted in one (1) M4 Carbine 5.56 Rifle with one (1) magazine and thirty (30) rounds of 5.56 ammunition being taken into Police custody.
“These are the first illegal firearms to be taken into custody for the year. Notwithstanding the sharp decrease in violent crimes, the Police have consistently continued to execute search operations around the country,” the Police statement said.