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UPDATE: 3 charged with firearm/ammo possession

Police have arrested three of the four persons arrested in an operation at Pasea Estate on August 18, 2016. Photo: VINO/File
The four persons were arrested following a police operation in Pasea Estate on August 18, 2016. Photo: VINO/File
The four persons were arrested following a police operation in Pasea Estate on August 18, 2016. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Three of the four arrested in a Police operation in the Pasea Estate area on August 18, 2016 were charged yesterday afternoon, August 19, 2016, according to the Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

Edgar Carasco, 33, of Freebottom, Daryl Frett, 29, of Johnson’s Ghut and Jose Almestic, 28, a resident of St Thomas will appear in court on Monday August 22, 2016 charged with keeping a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

Almestic was also charged with illegal entry. A fourth person, a male, was also arrested and later discharged.

Police in a press release said it uncovered a loaded Glock firearm, 74 rounds of ammunition and a large amount of cash in the operation. Custom officers assisted in the operation.

Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews noted that this recent operation is indicative that Police are continuing to keep the pressure on those who are intent on carrying out crime on our streets.

“We intend to keep the pressure on those who use our streets to carry out illegal activity particularly with the use of firearms. Members of the public are urged to contact the RVIPF Intelligence Unit directly at 368-9339 if they have any information that can assist in these efforts, the Commissioner noted.

Persons can also give anonymous tips to Crimestoppers through its Miami-based hotline number 800-TIPS (8477).

See previous story published August 19, 2016

4 arrested; firearms, ammo & cash confiscated- RVIPF

At least four persons have been taken into custody while firearms, ammunition and a large quantity of cash have been confiscated by police following an operation at Pasea Estate yesterday August 18, 2016.

It is not clear as yet who are the persons arrested and whether anyone has been charged.

Following reports of the incident reaching Virgin Islands News Online, our newsroom contacted Police Information Officer Diane Drayton who gave confirmation of the operation.

"Yes, I can confirm that as part of ongoing operations, Police arrested four persons and confiscated firearms, ammunition and cash," Ms Drayton stated, while noting that she will give further details later this morning, August 19, 2016.

Virgin Islands News Online will bring you more information as it comes in.

22 Responses to “UPDATE: 3 charged with firearm/ammo possession”

  • let the money flow (19/08/2016, 08:07) Like (0) Dislike (11) Reply
    some Spanish man
  • Hmmm (19/08/2016, 08:48) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well count the money before it reach police station. Dont send it to treasuring either, the East End Contractors and truck drivers might take all.
  • Chief (19/08/2016, 09:00) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    if them can take, why d police cant take.
  • Mullah Gwop (19/08/2016, 11:40) Like (3) Dislike (17) Reply
    Ti Ti Ti!!! In a Major way and suh! Free my dawgs Tarik and Bongo!
    • GRANNY (19/08/2016, 13:18) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      "the longest rope gah ah end"
    • Action Jackson (19/08/2016, 15:33) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      Them criminals should be left to rot in Ballo....
    • SMH (19/08/2016, 21:56) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Idk why smilie g posting these comments as ppl
    • schupes (20/08/2016, 11:37) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      Whoever posting as Mullah Gwop need to go get a life!!! What Tarik and Bongo got to do with this story. Gosh SMH!!
      • word (20/08/2016, 13:29) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
        They are trying to start some S:;t.
        Mullah Gwop means lots of money. I guess they are trying to say something.
    • be little (20/08/2016, 13:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      for what? so they do something bad and walk like nothing happen.. smh
  • wize up (19/08/2016, 11:50) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who is watching that cheese???!!!
  • Ob' man dem (19/08/2016, 18:46) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    Chek weh dem geh dat "acting on intelligence from"....
    Cause ainnnnt no way #theycouldakno
    • wize up (19/08/2016, 19:52) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Ob' man dem.....acting on intelligence simply means( "tipped off by informer" )
    • $$$$$$ (19/08/2016, 23:34) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
      @Ob' man them, that is what you think. Remember, someone is always watching. I am willing to pay any informer big bucks in secret to turn in the gun runners and drug dealers to the police.

  • Yep!!!! (19/08/2016, 23:24) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    There is a silent rat dropping dimes
    all over the place but guess what, this is one rat that is doing the right thing. Continue to drop the dimes on the low life B-/:;()s that is messing up this place.

  • Z6one (20/08/2016, 09:58) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Our rat moving more ting than dem so say wa you wan we dropping dimes to move up the ladder you think he want to drive wrecker all the days of my life and suh.
  • Nawwww bro (20/08/2016, 13:44) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    @Z6one, you are a joke. Your rat? Ha Ha, bro, you will never know who the real rat is. Your rats that is moving more thing like you say is cheap sewer rats that will always get catch nibbling at the peanut butter and moldy cheese.I don't like rats but, if a rat is dropping dimes to aid the police, then why not.
  • Night Phantom (20/08/2016, 13:51) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    I am watching all of you from afar that think you are doing things undercover. Remember, a camera can be as small as a pin head. Ha Ha Ha.
  • Underground City (20/08/2016, 15:45) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    To all you gun runners and drug runners/drug dealers, just remember this. There is a underground rat city that is watching all you so call bad man. We the colony of underground rat city is taking note and watching everything. It is only a matter.....well you all always get caught. You get rid of one rat and 20 more turn up. Rat city baby, rat city. If that is what it takes to clean up this Island then so it is.
    • Down with that (20/08/2016, 21:12) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      If that is what it is going to take to help clean up this Island, then I'm all for it.
      I did heard about the secret underground rat colony. No one will ever find out or know who they are.
  • LOL (22/08/2016, 09:32) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    comments is the best part of the news.... lmaoo


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