Omarie Winter, 19, was charged for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, today, January 31, following a search conducted by police on a home in Nibbs Estate.
According to police, the search yielded a loaded magazine and a 45mm handgun.
Four other persons who were arrested with Winter, two men and two women, were released.
Following this arrest, Commissioner of Police Michael, Mr. Matthews said he is delighted when operations by his officers result in this kind of success.
He further reassured the community that operations of this nature are not new to the force, noting that not all of them are reported, as not all result in successful finds.
“…But we persevere nevertheless. In today’s operation, not only were we able to remove yet another illegal firearm from our streets, but charges were laid in the matter," the Commissioner said.
He added, "I consider this a success not only for my officers, but for the people who count on us to keep our communities safe.”
Previous Article Published January 31 - Gun, Ammo Found In Home
Three men and two women were arrested today, January 31, following the find of a firearm and ammunition in a home in Nibbs Estate, Tortola.
The find was as a result of an early morning search carried out by officers of the Major Crimes Team and the Immediate Response Unit of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force.
Police are currently investigating the matter.
More information as to the seizure and arrests will be provided as it becomes available.