Man held with 6 shotguns, marijuana

Po­lice have ar­rest­ed a man fol­low­ing the seizure of drugs and guns in Morne Di­a­blo dur­ing an an­ti-crime ex­er­cise con­duct­ed in the south-west­ern po­lice di­vi­sion on Sat­ur­day.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, of­fi­cers, while pa­trolling in the vicin­i­ty of the Morne Di­a­blo Beach, stopped a ve­hi­cle pro­ceed­ing out of the area.

Po­lice say the ve­hi­cle stopped and the dri­ver ex­it­ed and be­gan to run away.

Of­fi­cers ap­pre­hend­ed the sus­pect and up­on check­ing the ve­hi­cle found six shot­guns, 17 kilo­grammes of mar­i­jua­na and some liq­uid de­scribed as “bush rum.”

Two Venezue­lan na­tion­als who were in an­oth­er ve­hi­cle dri­ving out of the beach road were al­so ar­rest­ed.

Po­lice said that on check­ing fur­ther on the beach the of­fi­cers found and took in cus­tody 35 il­le­gal im­mi­grants, 4 adult males and 31 women and chil­dren ages rang­ing from 2 months to 54 years.

In­ves­ti­ga­tions are on­go­ing.

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