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St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The police report having confiscated an illegal firearm and a quantity of marijuana during a search in St Pauls.

The find was made during the execution of a search warrant Monday night on a residence in the Willet's Housing Programme in St Pauls, according to a police release.

The search party involved found one Springfield .40mm pistol and ammunition.

They also seized what the security forces have described as a large quantity of marijuana.

The Search Warrant was said to have been executed jointly by officers assigned to Police Division "B", officers of the Defense Force and a team from the K-9 Unit.  

The police have indicated that charges will be forthcoming.

This is the second illegal firearm seized by the police so far in 2017.

A total of 36 such weapons were removed from SKN communities and the streets in 2016.

Divisional Commander, Police Superintendent Lionel Moore in commending the team and urging them to keep up the good work, said,  "Focused intelligence gathering and text book search operations, with attention to detail has paid off."


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