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2 high-powered assault rifles seized in Harrigan Estate; 2 arrested- RVIPF

- ammunition & cash also recovered during search operation
Two persons on Tortola have been arrested following the discovery of prohibited assault rifles and ammunition by police during a search operation. Photo not of actual rifle recovered by police. Photo: alhwallpapers.com
Two persons have been arrested and are currently being held in Police custody. Photo: VINO/File
Two persons have been arrested and are currently being held in Police custody. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two persons on Tortola have been arrested following the discovery of prohibited assault rifles and ammunition by police during a search operation.

According to police, officers of the Special Investigations Team of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) seized two prohibited, high-powered assault rifles following a search of a residence in Harrigan Estate Wednesday afternoon, November 16, 2022.

Ammo & cash also confiscated

In addition to the firearms, officers also confiscated a quantity of ammunition and a large amount of cash as a result of a proactive operation.

Two persons have been arrested and are currently being held in Police custody.

Police said investigations are ongoing.

21 Responses to “2 high-powered assault rifles seized in Harrigan Estate; 2 arrested- RVIPF”

  • Say their names (18/11/2022, 07:13) Like (30) Dislike (2) Reply
    Guns spell bad news for the people who work and live in the VI. Elicit trade must end and the people must stand against all forms of gun violence in the community.
    • omg (20/11/2022, 22:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      OMG! Was there a hit put out on someone here? Why else would these weapons be in the BVI? Even the police don't own guns like these. WTF is going on here now??????? I no longer feel safe in my own homeland. I CAN'T TAKE THIS ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • justin (18/11/2022, 07:24) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    how much cash
  • WHAT!!! (18/11/2022, 07:26) Like (34) Dislike (1) Reply
    Good job police, I hope the courts take this and other gun possession crimes seriously and impose a very harsh sentence not a slap on the wrist.
    • Thankful (20/11/2022, 21:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yea thats good but they still going to find away to get them back on the streets god help us all ????????
  • INCAPABLE (18/11/2022, 07:47) Like (17) Dislike (3) Reply
    THE DDP IS GOING TO MESS THIS ONE UP TOO. THAT OFFICE HAS BECOME THE PITS. ALL THE CRIMINALS ARE ON THE STREET. ????
  • not nice (18/11/2022, 07:48) Like (3) Dislike (17) Reply

    You guys a care less You can't be leting the @*&^% police geting gun and money all the time

  • Yes (18/11/2022, 07:50) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
    the white man gave you guns, and now u using them to kill off your brothers (your own people).....
  • Concerned citizen (18/11/2022, 08:50) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    @Justin, why is your concern how much cash? I sure it is not $2.00. We could use it to fix these roads, schools, have money in the kitty, give public servents a raise, take care if the elderly etc
    • @ concerned citizen (18/11/2022, 09:19) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
      So we can ensure that none goes missing while in RVIPF custody as has been alleged in the past.
  • bvi (18/11/2022, 09:17) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
    They don't need to be too worried about being locked up for long...They will soon be back on the streets...just remember it's the BVI we are talking about. If we don't do something certainly something will do us.
  • smh (18/11/2022, 11:59) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    the %
  • @ yes (18/11/2022, 13:07) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    as usual it's the uk compelling us to take these toy guns to play hide and seek with , yeah rite / on I wonder if those guns were used in the brutal killing in fish bay ❓ ???? ( that caused an outcry against the commissioner for the letting the people see the whats really going on in
    the holy land •} INSTEAD OF AGAINST THE PERPETRATORS , who showing the world how wonderful this tourist destination really is / and Justin why don't you borrow the coach calculator and go and count the ???? ????
  • Info from the US. (18/11/2022, 13:28) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Seems like someone start talking,, . Pressure burst pipe.
    • @Info from the US. (18/11/2022, 15:00) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Heard the same thing from my well paid street CI. THE PRESSURE IS GETTING TURNED UP. SOMEONE IS STARTING TO SING LIKE A CANARY OR ABOUT TO.
    • It is talk time (19/11/2022, 09:03) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      It is about time. More of us should talk.
  • The TRUTH (18/11/2022, 15:31) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Rambo guns on a lil island 24 sq miles. You idiots need something productive to dow with your lives.
  • y (18/11/2022, 17:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ not nice you have to be an idiot your brain need gas
  • Real talki (18/11/2022, 17:40) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

    Two more @&& h*** off the streets



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