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Four illegal weapons, 79 rounds of ammo found in Hanover cemetery

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 10:40 AM

The Hanover police yesterday seized four illegal firearms and several rounds of ammunition in a cemetery as part of what is being described as heightened operations across the western parish over the Easter weekend.

A release from the police Corporate Communication Unit (CCU) today said the seizures occurred about 1:10 p.m. yesterday when a team of police carried out an operation at the Santoy Cemetery on Church Hill Road, Green Island in the parish.

Among the weapons and ammunition found were:

  • One Intratec sub-machine gun
  • One Taurus Pistol
  • One mini Taurus Pistol
  • One Smith and Wesson Pistol
  • Seventy-six 9mm rounds of ammunition

Hanover's divisional commander, Superintendent Sharon Beeput, said the operations were part of plans to ensure the safety and security of residents and visitors alike amid several social events scheduled to take place throughout the parish during the Easter holiday period.

Beeput said an intense investigation is now under way to find the persons responsible for the illegal cache.

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