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Police seize illegal weapon & ammo

Ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on Sunday, September 23, 2018, arrested a Huntums Ghut man with a Smith and Wessen 9mm handgun, along with 15 rounds of ammunition. Photo: Internet Source
Commissioner of Police, Michael B. Matthews commended the ranks on the most recent successes of the newly trained Armed Response Unit in many of these firearm recoveries as well as illegal drugs and the illegal motorbike. Photo: VINO/File
Commissioner of Police, Michael B. Matthews commended the ranks on the most recent successes of the newly trained Armed Response Unit in many of these firearm recoveries as well as illegal drugs and the illegal motorbike. Photo: VINO/File
HUNTUM’S GHUT, Tortola, VI – Ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on Sunday, September 23, 2018, arrested a Huntums Ghut man with a Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun, along with 15 rounds of ammunition.

RVIPF's Information Officer, Ms Diane L. Drayton, in a Police Release on Sunday, September 23, 2018, said officers of the Armed Response Unit and Beat and Patrol Unit, searched a car in which the lone occupant, Halim Scatliffe, 35, was taken into custody and later charged with carrying unlicenced firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

Drugs

Meanwhile, Ms Drayton in the release reported also that during the same afternoon, a quantity of crack cocaine and illegal motorbike were also recovered.

Charges are pending in relations to the both seizures.

Commissioner of Police, Michael B. Matthews has since commended the ranks on the most recent successes of the newly trained Armed Response Unit in many of these firearm recoveries as well as illegal drugs and the illegal motorbike.

“I am very proud of this team and the energy these officers put into their work. We have seen the benefits of additional training in confiscating firearms and arresting those that carry them,” the Commissioner stated.

 

1 Response to “Police seize illegal weapon & ammo”

  • NezRez (24/09/2018, 09:21) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Job well done! Keep making it safe for us who live here and obey the laws.


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