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A person in custody after firearm, ammunition found following vehicle search on Nevis

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by Kevon Browne

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force has confirmed that an individual is in custody following a vehicle search on January 05, 2023, where a firearm was found.

According to the release, law enforcement officers and soldiers from the St. Kitts and Nevis Defence Force stopped and searched a vehicle while conducting an operation in Gingerland, Nevis.

The authorities reported finding and seizing a 380 pistol, the first firearm to be seized in 2023 and nine rounds of matching ammunition. The unnamed driver of the vehicle, reports indicate that it was a young man, was then taken into custody.

Investigations into the matter are ongoing.

Additionally, a media outlet inquired about a video posted on social media of a young woman alleging that a police officer or soldier inappropriately touched her. When the woman refused his advances, she indicated the man then pulled his weapon on her. No update has been given since the inquiry on January 6.

Also, no charges connected to the person in custody concerning the threatening language posts on social media have been communicated as yet.

More on these as information becomes available.

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