Illegal gun found on driver

| 10/12/2008

(CNS): Police said Wednesday afternoon, 10 December, that they have arrested three men following the recovery of a firearm during a routine check in West Bay in the early hours of the morning. Police did not offer details of the weapon but said it was concealed on the person of a man driving of a car which they pulled over for a traffic offence.

At approximately 12:40 am, police said officers stopped a vehicle after the driver failed to observe the stop sign at the four-way junction at West Bay Road and Town Hall Road. Whilst speaking to the driver, police officers noticed a bulge around his waist and carried out a search that led to the recovery of an unlicensed firearm. The 22 year-old driver and two occupants of the vehicle, aged 35 and 21, were then arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm.

 “I am pleased with the quick-thinking actions of the officers that resulted in these arrests, as this demonstrates our commitment to tackling crime in the community,” Area Commander Chief Inspector Angelique Howell said.

With the men in custody the police are now investigating the incident and would like anyone with information of this or other crimes to contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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