Three men are in custody following the recovery of a firearm during a routine vehicle check in West Bay during the early hours of this morning.
At approximately 12.40am a vehicle was stopped 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 arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm.
Area Commander Chief Inspector Angelique Howell said, ‘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.’
The police are 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.