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Man in custody following illegal gun, ammo find in Westmoreland

Published:Sunday | December 14, 2014 | 12:20 PM

A man is now in custody after two illegal guns and ammunition were found during a search by police.



An M16 rifle with a magazine containing 24 rounds and a 9-millimetre Lugar pistol and magazine with five 9-millimetre cartridges were reportedly seized by the Westmoreland police on the weekend.



The illegal weapons and ammunition were recovered during an operation in Fullersfield in the parish capital, Savana-La-Mar.



It is reported that about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, a team of police was conducting an operation in the area when the suspect was searched and the Lugar pistol reportedly found on his person. The M16 rifle was allegedly found during a further search of a nearby apartment occupied by him. He was subsequently arrested.



His identity is being withheld pending further investigations.



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