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Police seize 19 firearms, 262 rounds of ammunition in six months

February 20th, 2022

The Barbados Police Service has seized 19 firearms and 262 rounds of ammunition in the last six months.

This was revealed by Public Relations Officer with the Service, Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss in a press release.

That full statement follows:

The Barbados Police Service continues to accomplish its mandate to tackle the illegal possession of firearms in Barbados through a number of investigative and tactical interventions.

Additionally, many successes have been achieved to interdict and interrupt armed violent offenders across the island. Our regular patrol officers along with members from several of TBPS’s specialized units such as the Anti Guns and Gangs Unit, The Tactical Response Unit and The Major Crime Unit work tirelessly to safely and respectfully secure illegal firearms and get them off our streets.

We encourage the participation of law-abiding citizens who play an effective role of collaborating with The Barbados Police Service by sharing information of criminal activities and suspected anti-social behavior within their districts and communities. We urge them to continue to do so.

In the six-month period from September 2021 through February 2022, the members of the Antigun and Gangs Unit seized 19 firearms and 262 rounds of ammunition in the Bridgetown and Southern Divisions.

These weapons were seized by way of protracted intelligence led investigations, proactive police operations and execution of Search Warrants. Fourteen (14) persons have been formally charged with firearm related offences resulting from those firearms and ammunition showcased above.

The Barbados Police Service also recovers firearms with the assistance of anonymous tips made through Crime Stoppers Hotline anonymous tip line – 1 800 8477 (TIPS). Anyone who has information regarding gun recoveries should call the Police Hotline at 429-8787. Additionally, information can be communicated to any Police Station.


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