St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  Nine people are in police custody after a semi-automatic assault weapon was seized from a Pond's Pasture home Friday night.

During the execution of a search warrant, a police K-9 discovered a Mac 10 semi-automatic pistol, two extended magazines, ammunition and a silencer. 

The nine persons in the home at the time have been taken into police custody as the investigation continues. 

WINN FM understands that the search warrant was issued in relation to a recent shooting and that the weapon found was believed to be fairly new.

Friday night's seizure brings to 18, the number of illegal weapons seized by the security forces so far for the year.  Last year 21 illegal firearms were seized.


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