CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – ANOTHER illegal firearm was removed from the streets of the Federation, and this was due to the actions of a law-abiding and concerned citizen who resides on Nevis.
According to a police communiqué, officers at the Gingerland Police Station were approached by a resident who presented them with an unassembled rifle and a quantity of ammunition.
Both the rifle and ammunition were taken into custody and the police had expressed their gratitude to the resident for understanding the importance of keeping the communities safe.
This rifle has taken to 39 the number of illegal firearms removed from the Federation’s streets for 2017.
Commenting on the matter, Head of the Nevis Division, Superintendent Trevor Mills said: “The island has seen a number of young persons, mainly males, being killed by the use of firearms, which have instilled a high level of uneasiness among many residents. People like this resident are hard to find, and we in the division, and the Force as a whole, are very happy over your assistance.”
Mills took the opportunity to encourage every citizen and resident of the twin-island Federation to continue to support the Police Force in its endeavours to make the Federation to be among the safest countries in the world, to live, to do business and enjoy leisure time with family and friends.
He said, “If you see something, say something,” by contacting the nearest police station, or report the matter through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 (TIPS) or by using the SKN Crime Reporter App on a Smartphone.