UPDATE: Police make major firearms haul at port

Police show the recovered items to the media on Friday
Police show the recovered items to the media on Friday

The police say they have recovered and seized 12 firearms and ammunition in a barrel at Wood Bridge Bay Port.

They say the items were in a barrel containing groceries and came to Dominica from the United States.

At a press conference on Friday morning, police chief Daniel Carbon said the seizure was made by the police working in conjunction with United States law enforcement, which he said has been going on “for some time.”

He said the seizure was made during an operation on by the police on Friday, September 30. He stated that the barrel stayed for two days on the port before the police operation.

He was tightlipped on the state of the investigation but when questioned, he said the police have an idea who they want in the matter.

“We know who we are looking for,” he said. “We are in pursuit of persons who we think will assist us in the investigations.”

The firearms seized were five Taurus pistols, one Teltec Pistol, five Taurus Revolvers and one Rossi Revolver.

A nine million volt stun gun was also seized.

180 rounds of 7.62 ammunition, 250 rounds of 9-mm ammunition, 300 rounds of .38 ammunition and 100 rounds of .357 ammunition were seized.

Additionally, three magazines of submachine gun rounds – one seven round, one 12 round, and one 29 round – were taken by the police.

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133 Comments

  1. October 11, 2016

    Somebody bringing 17 guns into the country :?: They were for the use of a group, not one individual. This suggests an activity is planned involving a significant number of people that will require guns.

    Is it a coup :?: Is it a terrorist attack :?: If so I would expect more guns have already arrived or are on the way. Or it may be drug related with a major dealer increasing his stock of firearms for sale.

    Nothing the police did so far makes sense.

    (a) I would expect them to wait until whoever came to pick up their barrel and grab them.

    (b) It is not difficult to trace where the barrel came from or who it is going go to because names are required for kind of business. I would expect them to already have somebody in custody especially when the American police are involved.

    (c) There is something wrong that we even know about this during an ongoing investigation. I wouldn’t expect the Dominican Police to let this information out at such an early stage.

    Sincerely, …

  2. KID ON THE BLOCK
    October 10, 2016

    Somebody is out of country and They know WHO!

  3. October 10, 2016

    I have been very hesitant in commenting about the issue which to be honest i find most baffling. The Police Chief has offered so little and the Customs has said absolutely nothing to clear the air; and in the absence of clear facts as to the Police action the public are left to speculate. What i find most troubling is that the UAS had provided the intelligence which would have set up the perfect scenario for a successful conclusion to the capture of the perpetrator(s). The are two schools of thought to the Police response; 1) There was a breach in the intelligence process, 2) Someone close to the Police or higher authorities had to be protected at all cost. Whichever one plays out it’s a down right shame that our Nation Security apparatus cannot be depended upon to do a reasonable job under these circumstances. And if according to Mr Know All (he suspects a Coup Plot) then much more assertive action had to be taken to resolve this matter.

  4. Spectator
    October 10, 2016

    Where is my comment?

    • STAR
      October 10, 2016

      is dno habbit to not post people comment as clean as it may be.. that does annoy me man

      • Tall
        October 10, 2016

        I give up commenting for the very same reason

  5. Spectator
    October 10, 2016

    Is it Grand Bay again?

  6. Pedroito
    October 9, 2016

    u mean the Jokers cud not wait to let the owner come get his/her barrel, wait, they know the boat it came on, they know the agent of the barrel, they know the receiver , his /her address is on the barrel, the sender’s address is on the barrel, and so long I know personally that all barrels get X-Rayed in Miami, the FBI informed Dominica long in advance such and such a barrel is coming in, so why did they not lie in wait, because they simply did not want to arrest the Culprits??, so they kill the show, why did you not let the owners come get der barrel, an lie in wait a sting operation??,,

    Oh But wait we must congratulate the Tony Seemeeyhon show , when tony confirmed that the barrel was imported by the opposition, that the barrel was the property of the opposition

    • Jon Jones
      October 11, 2016

      You have made the same conclusions that I have based on the evidence so far. Btw, the FBI arent stupid and they can see who is trying to pull the wool here.

      Firstly, there is advance intel passed on to the Dominica Gov’t, so they have the benefit of being able to plan and catch the culprit.
      Instead of keeping this intel quiet, it is leaked all over the place with a Gov’t spokesman even blaming it on the opposition.
      That key bit of blame casting tells a lot about what is going on.
      All the opportunities were there to catch those responsible but was deliberatly squandered.
      If Mr Astaphan really thought it was the opposition, why didnt they seal their fate by getting them caught in the act?
      Why is a legal practitioner making unfounded defamatory accusations without presenting evidence to support this? Could it be that the evidence isnt made up yet or he is covering tracks for someone else? Hiltler operated similarly too

    • October 12, 2016

      Wow :!:

      The opposition :twisted: is bringing guns in :?:

      Are they planning a coup :?: Are they about to topple the P.M. :?:

      I don’t think so. But I think people should be careful what they say. It might be meant as a joke but it is an irresponsible statement. There are simple people who may take this seriously.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill.

  7. real possie
    October 9, 2016

    I see everyone talking but no one thought of the U.S. was on he case from up here. The company who picked up the barrel knows who and where they picked it up, up here, am sure the U.S. already has that part covered. When the person down there did not hear from the person up here, they will never go pick up any barrel. Am sure the police already knows who they looking for, stay tuned.

  8. Monelle LaTouche
    October 9, 2016

    We are in desperate need of a real Commissioner of Police in this country who is capable of doing the job and keeping the citizens of this country safe. What we have is not good enough. #EndCorruption

  9. sweet heart
    October 9, 2016

    Hahaha they know everything that going on .who say they kn who it belong to .

  10. Monelle LaTouche
    October 9, 2016

    Blackmore was right, we are in desperate need of a real Commissioner of Police in this country who is capable of doing the job. Enough is enough!! #StopCorruption

  11. Concern Dominican
    October 9, 2016

    Ok let’s suppose it wasn’t his own, did the police ever checked with the people who normally import guns to Dca? Yes, there are people who import such commodities for sale, but it’s not many. Garcon all how you checked that situation, it stinks bad! When corruption manifest itself in a country, you’ll begin to see all forms of it.

  12. Concern Dominican
    October 9, 2016

    As DEE said that was a deliberate blunder, but if they had to wait for recipient to collect barrel, we would never known of it. That came for him, his people was organized for it to be released and collect, but because the US caught it, they had no choice but jump the gun and make a premature bust.

    • Arte El Labore
      October 10, 2016

      Concern Dominican,instead of talking crap why dont you pop into the police station Roseau or any where and tell the policemen how to do their jobs….uncle smart

  13. Iamanidiot
    October 9, 2016

    Missing guns in police station, Finding guns, that is gun stories….what next? making guns? Let me stay at my home this Creole music festival eh, before I catch a stray bullet with my face and my mother have to be crying.

  14. Tell the Truth
    October 8, 2016

    They should have filled out the necessary form, mailed it to the supposedly recipient of the barrel and wait for it to be picked up. Then swoop on the person and make an arrest. It does not matter whether it was addressed to another person who may know nothing about it. Someone had to know something about this barrel and its extra contents. An arrangement must have been made to deliver those guns.
    It could have been relayed to the addressee that there are items in there for someone else and when the barrel was received to inform the person about it for pick-up. That house and person could have been placed under surveillance.
    Police, Dominican nationals deserve an explanation of this, why the addressee was not notified about the barrel, to come and pick it up.

  15. October 8, 2016

    So wait a while a barrel reach on the port with no name on it and the police don’t know who they are looking for haha wat a joke WELL ONE OF YOURUBBISH HENCHMEN ON THE PORT KNOWS WATS GOING ON DON’T LOOK TO FAR

    • Patience
      October 10, 2016

      Bro I am so happy, they think that all Dominicans are idiots. It’s Plaine to see that they are protecting someone … wait, listen, patience

  16. Make sense
    October 8, 2016

    I’m sure the USA just told that that barrel number 20 have fire arms in it. It’s legal to import fire arms into the country with the right paper work, the the police gave the importer time to come clear his/her barrel and fail to declare the fire arms? That’s when I think the police comes in. The person could have import permit for the fire arms . Then again the police got excited and just acted to fast .

    • October 11, 2016

      If somebody had a permit to import guns why would they conceal the guns in a barrel with food :?:

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill.

  17. October 8, 2016

    I wonder how long this has been happening.

  18. concerned citizen
    October 8, 2016

    This matter should be thoroughly investigated and the public kept up to date. The innocent general public does not know the intention of the persons involved in the shipment of these ammunition and I doubt it is in aid of repairs of the Cathedral. It could very well be for a coup d’état, in which the current police hierarchy would be the first victims. If so, then think of how brutally you, Mr. Carbon, would be treated by those intent on taking over the country by force.

    Let your legacy be the complete solution of this case with the help of the US law enforcement professionals. It is a matter of time before all this waywardness in the country begins to hit home for many of those who are looking the other way in the boldness of these activities.

    • Freelance
      October 9, 2016

      And as he is at it get the same foreign law enforcement to help him with the GON Emmanuel fire bombing and Officer George fire bombing and also the alleged money laundering case of the law firm in Roseau. Let’s get serious now Mr. carbon this has gone to far.

    • Jon Jones
      October 11, 2016

      Dear Concerned Citizen,
      What makes you think it could be for a ‘coup d’etat’? Are you privy to some private information on this?
      Btw, last time such an undertaking was planned they were going to come armed not send them in advance.

      • October 11, 2016

        Jon Jones:

        A coup d’ etat is one logical explanation not a conclusive one.

        They may send the arms ahead to avoid being caught with them. On the other hand whoever the arms are for may already be in Dominica.

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill.

    • October 11, 2016

      Concerned Citizen: You are so right on :!:

      In a matter like this we MUST assume the worst while we hope for the best. The powers which be MUST be willing to err on the side of caution.

      This could be a very bad situation for the country. It may be a major security matter. If the police are wise they will be all over it. If the government is smart it will be right behind the police with all their resources
      kicking butt like yesterday.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill.

  19. October 8, 2016

    Wow SCARE-IT is really scaring the he*l out of it. He has definitely taken Dominica to the next level.

  20. Cyrique
    October 8, 2016

    I congratulate the Police on this significant seizure. It’s obvious that there’s something mor sinister going on. I sniff terrorism. Well done to our Police. Keep up the good work ??

    • %
      October 8, 2016

      I congratulate the USA…Who knows how many of these firearms had already been cleared in the past…Some of the custom officers too,need to be thoroughly investigated.

  21. MARK WILLIAMS
    October 7, 2016

    I am smelling are big big Rat in all these.

  22. MARK WILLIAMS
    October 7, 2016

    they couldn’t let the person come and pick it up, because it was a port office that could make it pass. maybe the port officer family is a police officer.

  23. Skerritr Agent
    October 7, 2016

    I find that is hopelessness on the side of the authorities to disclose what they found in a barrel, have not arrested anyone, know who they looking for, yet they let the public know that. To me it’s like they telling the person to try to run away because trouble is ahead. Yes I know some will say in the US before they apprehend a suspect the police gives out that information and sometimes even the name. However, the US is 50 states with surveillance all over and though people could fly or drive to any state without showing ID most times surveillance will show where they are. Such is not the case in DA as people could commit a crime and run to Guada, St. Maarten, Martinique, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Antigua etc on a fish boat. I guess since they say they know who they looking for it might very well be one of their boys so they let him no to get out

    • Jon Jones
      October 11, 2016

      I think you’ve hit the nail on the head.

  24. lmckoy
    October 7, 2016

    Dominicans need to take this matter seriously. These guns and ammunition were brought into the country for one purpose only; to kill people. Everyone in Dominica is at risk because flying bullets do not choose who to hit – guilty or innocent. Take a look at the terror that criminals are causing with their guns in other countries, including the Caribbean; is this what we want for Dominica? If criminals are able to bring in their guns and ammunition, they will he able to hold the citizens under control and there is very little that the police would be able to do to provide protection as the criminals would be easily able to intimidate the police.

  25. Junior
    October 7, 2016

    So you guys are the groceries at the news conference right? After all that investigating you all paid yourselves to a hearty breakfast. ?????????

    • Junior
      October 7, 2016

      Ate*

  26. lmckoy
    October 7, 2016

    Dominicans need to take this matter seriously. These guns and ammunition were brought into the country for one purpose only; to kill people. Everyone in Dominica is at risk because flying bullets do not choose who to hit – guilty or innocent. Take a look at the terror that criminals are causing with their guns in other countries, including the Caribbean; is this what we want for Dominica?

  27. October 7, 2016

    That is stupid, all the police had to do, is let the owner come pick up their barrel. Then arrest him/ her. When I send a barrel, they make a copy of my license. So, you cannot write a bogus sender. Unless both sender and receiver works at custom on different end

    • Preacher
      October 10, 2016

      I support you 100%

  28. Great
    October 7, 2016

    Customs habit enter in ppls stuff without there presence

    • %
      October 8, 2016

      In cases like that one, I think they should enter you home, and search your closet,mattress and under your bed.

    • BEN
      October 11, 2016

      READ THE STORY FIRST..

  29. Tell the Truth
    October 7, 2016

    Why are people bringing in/sending guns and ammunition to Dominica? For what? You lack patriotism. It appears you hate your country and do not want what is best for it. Shame!
    This is a simple case to arrest the perpetrator(s). The barrel should have the address of the originator and addressee on it. When the addressee came to pick it up, he/she would be arrested on the spot.
    Stay away from this lawyers who defend criminals.

  30. October 7, 2016

    Those guns have been sent by a true patriot to replace those that have disappeared from the police over the years. If they check the address they will fine that Mr Carbon is the beneficiary. Lol

  31. Lang Mama
    October 7, 2016

    What about the guy from St Kitts that was coming into Dominica with heavy armo and the then minister of Nationak Security Charles Saverin said he was onky coming ti Dominica to pickup his kid. Up ti now no body know the kid.
    The most alarming thing is that when the guy was arrested the first person he called was a lawyer from Dominica and the lawyer quickly put the phone down when he realize that it was the guy calling.
    So what the heck – guns coming in to the country everyday and even when a certain lawyer go thru the airport with a gun security pretend like they are blind , dumb or ignorant…………………..

  32. October 7, 2016

    Good job, one more life will be saved.

  33. Neverson st jean
    October 7, 2016

    This looks like a story made up to divert atention from the peter st jean story

  34. Shaka Zulu
    October 7, 2016

    This commissioner is so dumb it is not funny. First of all gun smuggling is a serious felony in the US and once caught you will spend a lot of time in some federal prison probably in Colorado. If you working with the US that means they already know who send the barrel and is just collecting evidence to mount a case. They will make an arrest once they have sufficient evidence that can get a conviction in Court. Dominica law enforcement may have been informed so they can find the receiving end and determine if it’s a bigger ring. However in light of the bad news from guns missing from HQ the commissioner could not keep his mouth shut. Even if my name on the barrel you cannot arrest me for what is in there if i have not picked it up. There is no way to prove I knew what was in there. The idiot says he have an idea who the want. I have an idea also. Now the cat is off the bag this will go nowhere. Again the commissioner has compromised a criminal investigation. This guy should quit.

    • Shaka Zulu
      October 7, 2016

      Police don’t make an arrest on ideas. They make arrest based on evidence. If you cannot get a known drug dealer after catching him in the middle of the night with drugs on his vehicle how are you going to successfully convict anyone in this case. I will say again, when monkeys running a society what do you expect.

      • Tell the Truth
        October 8, 2016

        There are ways of catching the person if they know how. If they can monitor phone conversations, they could catch them. Police in big countries do this. When they catch about 65 more or less people at once who are involved in crimes, how do you think they do it? OF course they also have undercover agents. We law-abiding people feel that our phones are tapped.
        I find much could be done in Dominica. It is frustrating to read these goings-on and the perpetrators are not caught. Consider if they are caught and are defended by those Attorneys who say, “It is their first time and they did not waste the Court’s time.” What stupidity which is etched in the Constitution. It needs an overhaul. These words should be scrapped. Too many criminals go scot-free, receive leniency and lesser sentences. Some should not even be granted bail.

      • Freelance
        October 9, 2016

        What else is new Carbon has an idea who they looking for? A joke that man? Shipping Documents had to made, a shipper and receiver had to be satisfied for the consignment to be accepted for shipment. Then you have the customs system how is it called the ascudo system whatever which the agent hands u with your shipping documents to facilitate clearance. So finding out who it is intended for should be simple.But you know Skerrit said he knew who set the fire at Melville Hall and who placed the fake bomb packages around Roseau so Carbon following the band wagon so he to knows who the guns belong to so lets wait to see what happens. Someone also knows where the three 45s disappeared to and the many other guns that have gone missing from the police. Remember a business man in the North had in his possession an unlicensed gun that was surrendered by a certain politician who is deceased. The gun was taken as evidence but found itself back in his hands.So anything can happen in this Dominica.

  35. Dominican Passports
    October 7, 2016

    Dominicans preparing for a civil war man? Man teething guns in police station, and illegally importing? This aint even a joke

    • Tell the Truth
      October 8, 2016

      You never know what they are planning. Even from afar, it makes me shiver. You have much praying to do that God will protect Dominica and nationals.

  36. October 7, 2016

    Total failure on behath of the police force.it is happening for some time ?Yet no camera was put up to see who collects these barrels? Now you know who you are looking for ?why did you allow them to bring in weapons even before this one? I hope this person you are looking for will be intelligent enough to keep their mouth shut…remember the Portsmouth man with the drugs,now he decided to sue the police;If this man did not have any barrel in his possession ,where is the proof to arrest him and take him to court?Don’t take me wrong ,I am totally against such criminal actions because innocent people will pay the price by lost bullets etc.Dominica police needs serious training ;their way of dealing with crime is pure mediocrity.

    • dee
      October 7, 2016

      Is that a deliberate blunder ?
      Why wasn’t the supposed recipient allowed to clear the barrel and take it to his/her residence then maybe a whole team could have been caught . There may well be persons in high places involved in facilitating clearance of that barrel .
      That is what is termed as a sting when done correctly .
      It wouldn’t be far fetched to harbor thoughts that blunder was deliberate because of the information supplied by US Law Enforcement, hence the action to appear as the matter was being dealt with in all seriousness .
      In other countries the sting is allowed to develop and even a specific customs officer , security guards , drivers ,recipient and even buyers are caught in the final analysis .
      when these goods are hot they need to be disposed of quickly , a buyer may well have been awaiting for his gun at the recipients home as barrel arrives .
      Man what a BLUNDER.

    • anti bs
      October 8, 2016

      totally agree with you.. something like that comes in and you making a bust after 2 days man.. like seriously? police operation my foot..

      common sense would make a better operation than that, the police force really needs some training.

      let whosoever come pick up the barrel be it 3 months the barrel stays at the port, stop the person outside the gate and from then on you would have a key suspect from then on.

      and another thing dominica police force does not realize is that everything is not meant for the media smh!!… this matter is still a major investigation, let the culprits believe they are getting off scot free and investigate the plot and then make a move….. smh to the police force yet another stupid move..its really a big joke if u ask me :-| :-| :-| !

    • Denis
      October 8, 2016

      Patience, patience. If they know it has been going on for some time, they must have been monitoring. Let us give them some time and see what kind of monitoring there were doing, don’t be too hasty in your criticism, wait a little longer and see where it goes from here.

      • October 9, 2016

        They are monitoring them by allowing them to collect their barrels filled with guns among the population? If in the mean time your mother for example would get killed by a stray bullet ,would you still agree to give them some time?Well by then it would be too late.

      • dee
        October 11, 2016

        Denis
        Do you really believe all criminals are stupid . If , as it is plausible , that this was not the first and only shipment, don’t you believe the criminal(s), buyers, fixers, facilitators have been given ample notice , time and grounds to cover their tracks ,properly secure other arms and ammunition, and basically lie low until this all dies out as is customary in my beloved country .
        When last have you heard about all the incidents with those young girls and the bastards en .
        No talk or action about that any more , life goes on as normal again , soon those girls will be having their own families and the bastards, new families .
        Oh yes others will be saying ‘hey, so i can get away with that too ‘.
        Step up Dominica.

    • No name
      October 8, 2016

      Well said

  37. jonathan st jean
    October 7, 2016

    I would not be surprised if at the end of the day,the police lose the case.You remember recently of the case in Portsmouth when the police staked out the location and arrested some persons for drug possession,yet they got away.Why couldn’t the police wait for someone to come pickup the stuff,it wasn’t going to run away,was it,or maybe it would have gone missing,because of incompetence.I for one have no confidence in the Dominican police.The question still remains,why is there a need for all those guns and stun guns in Dominica these days.The evidence is clear that we are going to hell in a hand basket

  38. street side
    October 7, 2016

    interesting…..but they should wait until someone comes to collect it…

    again it’s dominica they’re clever at anything….

    monitor who picks it up then move in..

    the US feds monitor rings for months and years before they move in…but the folks in dominica get excited as soon as they have a hint!!

    look at Bin Laden they knew he lived in the compound but didn’t rush it until they had all bases covered!!!!!!!!………..

    • Yung Musician
      October 7, 2016

      It wasn’t in a barrel floating on the sea, it came through the port addressed to someone.. :?: :?:

      • sneeze
        October 7, 2016

        Youdo realize people send barrels in persons name with items inside for other people right? Unless the barrel was seized from the possession of the receiver I don’t see the police getting any conviction. What crime has the person committed? Pre school police work

      • anti bs
        October 8, 2016

        that does not matter YM… someone had to come pick it up, the name is one clue yes! but the person that comes to make that transaction is a much better lead than just a name in any investigation.

      • huh?
        October 8, 2016

        Doesn’t matter. The person it addressed to can simply say they were expecting food not guns and they had no idea about these guns

  39. October 7, 2016

    This should have been a piece of cake for the police force. The news should not hit the streets before the intended reciever was arrested. A little under cover work should have been done before this story hit the airwaves. Good luck in prosecuting someone in regards to this.

  40. Shameless
    October 7, 2016

    Well we need to thank the good old USA for alerting you all the barrel was on its way with the dangerous contents. Carbon sounding like is they that discovered the firearms but its the US that detected the arms by electronic means when the barrel went through US customs before shipping. If the US had not detected it that would hit our streets because I am 1000% certain there was a customs and port man working hand in hand to make it get through. Now do the following;

    1. Get shipper name and address from US officials and have them extradited.
    2. Arrest the person that it was addressed to or who came and get it
    3. Get transcripts of phone conversations/ texts from the shipper’s phone
    4. Find the customs and port men who was “in the loop” on making it pass
    5. Lock them up on remand with no bail until trial.

    Please store it in the Morne Bruce Armory, not Roseau because it will end up in Mr. Brogodow hands.
    Always Assertive! :twisted:

    • October 7, 2016

      But firearms and motorcycles etc disappeared from Morne Bruce in the past so where is truly safe/secure with all the criminals running rampant in our police force

      • Tell the Truth
        October 8, 2016

        We know some unscrupulous people join organizations for their own means and that of their counterparts. The law-abiding Dominican nationals have reasons to be concerned and to be suspicious of them.

    • Faith
      October 8, 2016

      Reading your comments just shows that you don’t have a clue about law enforcement

    • anti bs
      October 8, 2016

      i fully agree with you as well, now you sound like someone that would make a better bust than this set of people that call em self police

  41. ArAb
    October 7, 2016

    Nice job officers but you guys should have followed the trail to see who actually will collect the barrel. Now if is my name on it i will say and call my lawyer and tell you guys to prove that i had prior knowledge of there being guns when i am waiting for food for my family. A sting operation should have been conducted and arrest should be made after the barrel was opened at the final destination.

    At the same time i am happy that you guys stopped the guns from coming into the country. I am just wondering how many have already passed.

    Lets keep our country safe.

    Thanks

  42. Delvin
    October 7, 2016

    The Second Amendment declares:
    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed
    In District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), the Court ruled that the amendment protects an individual right \”to keep and carry arms in case of confrontation,\” 8)

    • fun&frolic
      October 7, 2016

      Delvin, you’re so confused that I’m really concerned about you. Please step away from the keyboard and return to your padded room.

    • Shameless
      October 7, 2016

      Delvin ou-toe-sort! Nou pa née pierce District of Columbia or right to bear arms in our constitution. Educate thy self bro.

      Always Assertive! :twisted:

    • Somebody
      October 7, 2016

      You idiot! This is not the USA !!

    • October 7, 2016

      In case you missed this in Civics class, the U.S. Constitution doesn’t apply in Dominica.

      • Tell the Truth
        October 8, 2016

        However the police forces, immigration and customs could assist in alerting each other in providing relevant information and apprehending criminals. It is also for the good of all nationals of these countries.

    • Tell the Truth
      October 8, 2016

      For what? Guns kill. The day may come that they will use it on others, some innocently, which have occurred numerous times and in the USA.

  43. October 7, 2016

    Lisa you are the only one on the chart with common sense. Others are so quick to criticise come one people dont give information they give you rope to hang youself. Think before you open your mouths.
    These guns may have been destined for you yourself armed robberies , murders the lot.
    Everyone can be a victim.

    • October 7, 2016

      U don’t even seem to understand the difference between chat and chart and u have the temerity to condemn others commenting on this incident

    • Tell the Truth
      October 8, 2016

      This is why we have this forum. Whatever else? They must speak up! Who knows? It may deter further crimes.
      Yes! Give the police ammunition to make them wise and use certain tactics to catch the perpetrators. We must help. It is for the protection and safety of all.
      I am happy to do my part. So help me God!

  44. zagayan
    October 7, 2016

    Well it must be a high up for how they holding the name tight.

  45. Anansi
    October 7, 2016

    This is ludicrous. At least the barrel was sent to somebody (consignee). Did that person or persons refuse to acknowledge the item? Will the police and/or customs release the name of the suspect, or will it be buried like the current situation, re the firearms missing from the police armory? Also, the article mentions police working with US Customs. Why not a joint Dominica/US Customs operation? Why is Dominica Customs taking an increasingly laid back role, when it comes to national security matters? Connect the dots…

  46. papa
    October 7, 2016

    Why u all didn’t let the person come for it bad job

    • P.I.
      October 7, 2016

      very true dat

    • 1988
      October 7, 2016

      exactly … what is called a “controlled delivery” in LEO

    • OLI
      October 7, 2016

      @papa
      You’re so right. Wonder happened to surveillance?

      • OLI
        October 7, 2016

        @papa
        You’re so right. Wonder what happened to surveillance?

    • LifeandDeath
      October 7, 2016

      Wt difference does it make if the Barrels have Names and Addresses?..

    • October 7, 2016

      You know why, it is obvious, it is a Labourite.?

    • Shameless
      October 7, 2016

      Well we need to thank the good old USA for alerting you all the barrel was on its way with the dangerous contents. Carbon sounding like is they that discovered the firearms but its the US that detected the arms by electronic means when the barrel went through US customs before shipping. If the US had not detected it that would hit our streets because I am 1000% certain there was a customs and port man working hand in hand to make it get through. Now do the following;

      1. Get shipper name and address from US officials and have them extradited.
      2. Arrest the person that it was addressed to or who came and get it
      3. Get transcripts of phone conversations/ texts from the shipper’s phone
      4. Find the customs and port men who was “in the loop” on making it pass
      5. Lock them up on remand with no bail until trial.

      Please store it in the Morne Bruce Armory, not Roseau because it will end up in Mr. Brogodow hands.
      Always Assertive! :twisted:

  47. Dixie Normas
    October 7, 2016

    what i want to know is where the groceries?

    • OLI
      October 7, 2016

      De groceries are in de barrel, and the barrel has been arrested for the suspected trafficking of firearms and ammunitions, possession of firearms and ammunitions without a licence, and intent to supply firearms and ammunitions. :lol:

      • Dixie Normas
        October 7, 2016

        so they in police custody? lol

      • STAR
        October 8, 2016

        omg.. that made my day.. why are you guys so hillarious with this.. i can imagine.. they arrested the barrel and its contents.. hahaha…

      • anti bs
        October 8, 2016

        loool yes they made bust and the barrel under investigations…full charges…i wonder when’s the court date

      • Tell the Truth
        October 8, 2016

        Let us be precise. The barrel and contents are seized/confiscated; not arrested.

  48. October 7, 2016

    Hope they dont end up on the street

    • Brand_new_toilet
      October 7, 2016

      Or in somebody kitchen/pot!

    • STAR
      October 8, 2016

      i bet you they will

    • Tell the Truth
      October 8, 2016

      If they use it to catch Manicou and Agouti, :lol: that will be OK but otherwise? God help!

  49. Ex da lawman
    October 7, 2016

    Based on the information they received why wasn’t two plain clothes cops placed there during working hours to monitor the barell so the person could be caught. Poor supervision. Second, there should be an address with a name on it. Come on guys.

    • Righteous
      October 7, 2016

      According to the law, “A person shall not import into or export from Dominica any firearm or ammunition unless he is the holder of a firearm import license or a firearm export license. (2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable:
      (a) in the case of a prohibited weapon on:
      (i) summary conviction to a fine of fifteen thousand dollars or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding ten years or to both,
      (ii) conviction on indictment to a term of imprisonment not exceeding twenty years,
      (b) in the case of a restricted weapon or restricted ammunition:
      (i) on summary conviction to a term of imprisonment not exceeding seven years,
      (ii) on conviction on indictment to a term of imprisonment not exceeding fifteen years,
      (c) in any other case:
      (i) on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding seven years or to both;
      (ii) on conviction on indictment to a term of imprisonment not exceeding…

      • Righteous
        October 7, 2016

        fifteen years.(c) in any other case:
        (i) on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding seven years or to both;
        (ii) on conviction on indictment to a term of imprisonment not exceeding fifteen years.
        (3) In accordance with section 7:
        (a) a person who wishes to import or export a firearm or ammunition may apply to the appropriate authority for a firearm import or export license; and
        (b) the appropriate authority may, subject to this Act grant an import or export license.
        (4) The holder or a firearm import or export license who contravenes any conditions subject to which the license is granted commits an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars or to both.
        Bottom line the fact that the guns were shipped from one port to another without a license is an offence in itself which has much harsher penalties than possession without a license.

    • LifeandDeath
      October 7, 2016

      You too smart!!..lol..The Police don’t need to wait for nobody to come..you yourself confirm why..because there is name and address on the barrel..Customs don’t search the barrels in the absence of their owners neither..so they knew beforehand what was there as outlined above “joint operation by US and local”..the Police know exactly who they looking for..no need to wait..I guess this is just to get the Public aware..

      • fun&frolic
        October 7, 2016

        It will be very difficult to get a conviction based on only the name and address on the barrel. A good defense attorney will chew the prosecution and send them crying to their mamma if that is all the state has. Either the police have very convincing and incriminating evidence that they haven’t yet disclosed, or they screwed up the operation big time with this hasty move.

    • Hmmm
      October 7, 2016

      Ex da lawman, haven’t you heard of voodoo on the Port? Further, didn’t you read on the news just this week that guns disappeared from the Police Armory? Maybe they had to act fast to ensure the entire barrel did not ‘disappear’.

  50. cameron
    October 7, 2016

    Smh these idiots and damn criminal bastards,the US CUSTOM Service will get the fool who sent it,first the shipping agent and the receiver of the barrel i Dominica,Carbon any update on the 2 guns that are missing from Headquarters?

  51. They say
    October 7, 2016

    All dat in one barrel,a duminican dat send dat i sure!.

  52. bwk
    October 7, 2016

    wow….i remember seeing that on the Jamaican movie “third world cup”…..three barrel missing. :-D :-D :-D :-D ..

    • bwk
      October 7, 2016

      third world cop*

  53. MAN KINDEDNESS
    October 7, 2016

    99 days for the thief but one day for the POLICE .
    WELL DONE BOYS .
    CONTINUE TO KEEP DOMINICA SAFE .

  54. enough is enough
    October 7, 2016

    no arrest were made ?? Oh Yeah ????well may be you can try to see who did send the barrel and who was supposed to receive it !! it should be a good start? don t you think so ?

    • bwk
      October 7, 2016

      ya it could have been. but you have to wait until the barrel is clear, for it to be now owned by the consignee…..if the person never cleared the barrel on the port, it is not his/she own…easy case to win, …is not what you know…but what you can prove in court…

      • anon
        October 7, 2016

        its his/her not his/she my god

      • Shameless
        October 7, 2016

        Wait and you will hear who it was addressed to my friend. If they wanted to arrest the person they would have waited for them to pick it up. Don’t be surprised when the consignee says he knows nothing and that he is being framed. Dominica niceeeee man.

        Always Assertive! :twisted:

      • Arte El Labore
        October 7, 2016

        Bwk, this is what you think watch this space.

    • Lisa
      October 7, 2016

      please do not be a fool.
      It is not that difficult to get this basic information on the Judiciary system .

      Some information they cannot put out right away as it will discredit the case when it is taken to court.

      SMH!!!!!

      obviously it could not have been shipped without a name (both to/from).

      stop embarrassing yourself.

    • Anonymous
      October 7, 2016

      Don’t you read! “There has been no arrest in the matter but the police say they have a suspect as investigations continue.” – SMH

    • anon
      October 7, 2016

      “who did send the barrel ” my god

  55. I am Domnican....are YOU????
    October 7, 2016

    you should of waited for the person to pick it up. good job getting that before it hits the streets.

    • anon
      October 7, 2016

      its should have not should of my god

      • Placard
        October 7, 2016

        stop being a smart a__ by trying to correct each error, some of us are not as intelligent as you are and for others its just plain typo, But we get the message

  56. Righteous
    October 7, 2016

    Great show of inter-agency cooperation. How dumb can you be to ship arms and ammunition in a barrel. The shipper, if not residing in Dominica will also be facing charges for illegally exporting firearms. Anyone who aided and abetted will also be charged. The investigation by US Customs and Border control will have everyone involved in the shipping of the barrel on some surveillance camera somewhere at some point. Great work again by the DFP for intercepting these arms and ammunition before they hit the streets. Keep these guns off our streets.

    #OneLoveDominicans!

  57. gwensho
    October 7, 2016

    i sure the barrel had a consignee and “er” so say the names nuh

  58. DA Native in Texas
    October 7, 2016

    Well this was a big haul. But the police at home could have solved this crime easily. After they found these weapons and ammo they should not have said anything. They should have allowed the recipient to come Kane the pickup. Follow him home or to where ever he was going with them. Then they could have asked him where the stuff originated from . Then they could have taken him down along with his cohorts, after which this could be on the news. The thing is they needed to know who sent it which would make their work much easier.

    • Oh Lawd
      October 7, 2016

      So you think someone on the Port couldn’t have said something to the person that would have come pick up the barrel or something of the sort? People are not foolish. Everybody singing for their supper these days.

  59. Me
    October 7, 2016

    Hmmm…that was spotted in America long time. I hope they were smart enough to make the person claim the barrel.

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