Castries, Saint Lucia: In a proactive response to a report of suspicious activity, officers from the Central Division of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSPLF) discovered and seized a homemade pump-action shotgun with two rounds of ammunition on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, around 6:00 pm.
The incident occurred within an abandoned Pavee Road, Castries structure.
The police team, well-versed in handling such situations, swiftly mobilized to investigate the reported activity. Upon a thorough search of the abandoned structure, the officers uncovered the alarming find – a pump-action shotgun of makeshift origin, raising concerns about potential criminal activities in the area.
The RSPLF is actively delving into the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the firearm. Authorities are urging anyone with information related to this case to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation.
Individuals can provide tips anonymously through the Crime Hotline  or by using the ‘RSLPF Crime Hotline App.’
The confiscated homemade shotgun, coupled with the two rounds of ammunition, heightens the urgency of understanding the motives behind possessing such weaponry within an abandoned structure.
The police are determined to get to the bottom of the matter and ensure the safety of the community.
In a statement, the RSPLF emphasized the importance of collaboration with the community, stating, “Remember, if we work together, everyone benefits.” This underscores the need for a collective effort in maintaining public safety and assisting law enforcement in rooting out potential threats.
The incident serves as a stark reminder of the challenges faced by law enforcement in tackling illicit activities. The discovery of a homemade firearm raises questions about the prevalence of such weapons and the necessity for continued vigilance within the community.
The RSPLF encourages citizens to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities promptly. The prompt response to this particular incident highlights the effectiveness of community cooperation and the dedication of the police force in addressing potential threats to public safety.
As the investigation unfolds, residents are urged to stay informed and be proactive in assisting law enforcement agencies. The incident underscores the importance of community engagement in maintaining a secure and safe environment for all residents.
The RSPLF remains committed to ensuring the well-being of the community and calls upon citizens to play an active role in achieving this shared goal.