Saturday 23 September, 2017

Guns, ammo seized at Bridgetown Port

Members of the Royal Barbados Police Force have reported seizing 16 firearms and 593 rounds of assorted ammunition in four separate operations conducted during the last 24 hours.

During one of these operations, over 400 rounds of ammunition and six firearms were seized at the Bridgetown Port as a result of an intelligence-led operation involving Customs Enforcement Officers and Members of the Anti-Gun Unit.

A number of persons are said to be currently assisting police in their investigations.

Acting Commissioner of Police, Tyrone Griffith, has previously stated that many of the firearms entering the country illegally were coming through legitimate ports of entry.

Speaking at a televised press conference back in July, Commissioner Griffith said that the RBPF would be seeking the collaboration of other law enforcement agencies to stem the inflow of illegal guns.