Police report firearms arrests but give no details

| 19/10/2009

(CNS): Two men were arrested for firearms offences on Saturday (17 October), police say. One man was arrested for suspicion of possession of ammunition and on the same evening another man was arrested for the offence of suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm. The RCIPS could not supply any other information and CNS does not know if the arrests were related or any details about where or when the arrests took place or any information about the suspects.

The police said the arrests resulted from police enquires and from proactive stop checks which have been increased in light of the recent increase in crime involving firearms. Both men remain in custody, and are being interviewed in relation to their possession of the items.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should 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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  1. Anonymous says:

    i hope all those people out there bashing the police for having a road block checking your license will take note of this. Good job RCIP Keep it up I dont mind a little delay for you to check my license because my car is always up to date

  2. Concerned observer says:

    This is why we need serious legislation!! Ten years minimum with discretion to our judges to discount up to 3 years is no deterent for possessing unlicensed firearms.

    We need to get these people out of our community permanently.  Life without parole for a first offence should do it and I’m sure people are ready to accept the financial cost to to keep this scum behind bars!

  3. Joe Average says:

    Good job RCIPS!   Good on you! 

    "suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm" is more than likely a legal term until official charges are laid.  But if it looks like a gun and shoots like a gun…….it’s a gun.  And I "suspect" you should kick their ass around the block so they have no suspicion how serious this is.   And then throw them in jail.