Police seize 15th firearm of year

The Prisoner Detention Center in the Fairbanks area of George Town has seen a busy month as RCIPS officers have put more than a dozen serious crime suspects in lockup or before the courts. – Photo: Taneos Ramsay

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service seized its 15th illegal firearm during an operation in George Town on Friday.

The 9mm handgun and 30 rounds of ammunition were found during a search of a suspect vehicle. No one was arrested in connection with the weapon, police said in a press release.

Deputy Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis said recovery of illegal firearms remains a “strategic priority” for the RCIPS. Seven of the weapons were found during the first half of 2016.

“Officers have worked diligently to exhaust all leads and remove illegal firearms from the streets,” Mr. Ennis said. “We still need more information from the public about where these guns are and how they are getting here. If you see something, say something.”


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