Police making progress in investigating guns found in barrel – Carbon

Carbon said progress is being made in the investigation

The Dominica Police Force is making progress into the investigations of firearms and ammunition found in a barrel at Wood Bridge Bay Port last year, according to police chief Daniel Carbon.

The matter has been described by Minister of Justice, Immigration and National Security Rayburn Blackmoore as a major security threat.

The seizure was made by the police working in conjunction with the United States law enforcement during an operation conducted on Friday, September 30.

Police say the barrel also contained grocery items.

“We’ve brought in suspects and interviewed them and as I said earlier in a press conference, we are working very closely with the US and the US in dialogue with me, has indicated that they are going to take a particular course of action,” Daniel revealed while addressing a press conference held in the Ministry of Finance conference room on Friday. “I am not privy to say what the course of action is going to be, but you can rest assured that the US is very concerned about firearms, illegal trafficking of firearms, especially when they move around the region because we, in Dominica, we do not produce firearms…”

According to Carbon, the US have their procedures in terms of persons who acquire firearms, “they have their gun shows, and so on, so you buy your firearm their but the intention is not for you to buy the firearm and ship it out, and so the US take a very dim view of that and they consider it a felony.”

He stated further that the US intends to take a particular course of action to deal with the people concerned, “and they know who the people are and we know too.”

Meantime, Blackmoore considers the act a major security threat and he said that there is a need re-examine the manner in which barrels are being sent and items are being screened at the ports and customs.

“In that regard, the advice is to have a better method at the port and to ensure that every barrel coming into this country is properly screened,” he stated. “So as we speak we have seen the installation of an X-ray machine that would detect and record the items in every barrel that comes to this country.”

He explained that a little later that will be augmented to include the cliffs and pallets and to ensure that the persons manning that X-ray machine go through a process of polygraphic test.

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 sub-machine gun rounds – one seven round, one 12 round, and one 29 round – were taken by the police.

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71 Comments

  1. Lang Mama
    January 16, 2017

    But didn’t Tony accuse the UWP opposition . He even said on Kairi that the barrels used were blue in color. Surely if the perpetrators were UWP operatives the police commissioner and the two guys behind him would be hounding the UWP.

  2. Tjebe fort
    January 16, 2017

    Boy, we used to get latshay cochon in barrels, today it is guns. Boy, we really have made progress under this regime, lets be real.

  3. The Truth Be Told
    January 15, 2017

    Some people are so bent on criticizing constantly that they cannot even think and bear to stand the truth.
    Critics are not always correct. Most of the time they are not. They do more harm than good also to themselves; their mentality.

    • Jon Jones
      January 16, 2017

      What is the truth?

  4. Real!!!!!
    January 15, 2017

    So passport sale business is a concern for the USA and it is very high on their radar.

    Therefore only now you start talking about the guns in the barrels investigation, we thought that was DEAD…It seems the attempt is to make the US believe you all are doing something about it.

    Partner you cannot fool Uncle Sam( THE US)!!!!!

  5. The Eel
    January 15, 2017

    This is where technique comes into play. If they reveal everything about the case online, A DEFENCE solicitor could pick up all the valid points and use them in court house. This is why a policeman is superhuman. Got it

  6. Marcus Hill
    January 15, 2017
  7. The Truth Be Told
    January 14, 2017

    We are waiting to hear/read how this situation will progress and when they will be caught. It takes time and patience. Hope the bombshell will burst soon, i.e., the news of the arrest of whoever is the owner of the barrels and all accomplices both in the US and in Dominica.

  8. The Eel
    January 14, 2017

    Jack was paid to collect and pick up the said barrels but the contents do not belong to the pick up man, he does not even know the contents in the barrel.mr.carbon did not want to make a fool of himself so he go to the higher hightes.According to Mr. Carbon it could be any one of you lots until the contrary is proved

    • Jon Jones
      January 16, 2017

      Who paid Jack?

  9. January 14, 2017

    These gun traffickers should be punished severely because it is not only their enemies that can be injured or killed but people they don’t know at all can be injured or killed accidentally.We the public would like the police officers who stole the guns from the Roseau police station to be punished even worse;because they made an oath before becoming police officers;so they also must abide by the law..Let us know who they are also because the police force needs cleaning .

  10. %
    January 14, 2017

    I have absolutely no confidence( 0% ) in this police commissioner!He is worst than his predecessor by a very long way,but again, this is what one sees and gets in upside down,inside out countries like Dominica..Carbon what is the status of the GON Emmanuel attempted murder investigation?Carbon what about the countless disappearances on island? Carbon are you in anyone’s pocket Sir??Carbon are you Dominicas police commissioner os an individuals police commissioner? OMG!

  11. KID ON THE BLOCK
    January 14, 2017

    Those that put cocoa in sun must be looking for rain now! The guns were shipped via a BLUE barrel!

  12. Kweh kowh
    January 14, 2017

    Stupes eh

  13. Mouche miel
    January 14, 2017

    Figuratively speaking, it is well know agriculturally speaking vines can more than compete with your main crop( replace it for want of a better word) Bananas was once the main crop now it’s gone, then grass then coke . Then we started importing ( a few) cocaine and like a certain Mr or group of mins often say” Add value to the product. In our case facilitating re-export. Now that vine figuratively speaking anew, has replaces every and any thing. That vine is the passport sales. which exceed previous GNPs.
    The new years meal to chew on shallow digest and………. did some one say defecate? No way it is stuck some where along the digestive track. Ask dem those who are giving us all those politically modified foods. Don’t go to the Pharmacy they can’t help . Moreso, Christ is dead, so are Mamo Rosie, Pierro and just recently Jolly not the priest the Pharmacist and am not feeling well myself.

  14. dissident
    January 14, 2017

    Seeing is believing
    I will know when I see
    That’s just talk to appease the weak minds
    Let me see what action will happen before the budget!
    Don’t be fooled people

  15. Looking in
    January 14, 2017

    Our Police boys are just full of crap.
    I’m sure the barrel documents has names and addresses of who sent and to who it was sent to.
    That’s a simple open and closed case, but I guess because of the names (individuals) involved, police had to mess it up so it goes away.
    Lets bet there’s not going to be any thing more about that issue.

  16. ye yep
    January 14, 2017

    More distraction.
    FBI agents are on island anyway.

  17. Mannie
    January 14, 2017

    Wasn’t there an address on the barrel? So how tjey doh know who it belong to.

  18. CareTaker
    January 14, 2017

    Enough guns and ammunition’s to wipe out the whole of Dominica. you cannot ship direct to owner, it is addressed to the pick person. Who purchase them and what become of them, if they were stolen you should have reported the matter to the police, how did you dispose of them and to whom.

  19. dipdog
    January 14, 2017

    Hahah boss are we in lala land…. So mr carbon why isnt the persons in police custody?? Who are those people? So the U.S is goin to charge persons for crimes which occured on our island? What happen ro cid? Just asking questiones

  20. Tj
    January 14, 2017

    SN question should be answered so that doubts can be removed. DA police investigators used to police in a more competent manner prior to arrival of sophisticated equipment, now we a laughing item. I hope Mr. Blackmore is not reprimanded for his thoughts.

  21. Zor Bon La
    January 14, 2017

    So a barrel reach Dominica with no name? It could be the grandmother, the person needs to be arrested and charged. Are you telling me that you do not know whom the barrel was shipped to? Well, the barrel would need a label and per the invoice, there would be a shipper with an address and an ID along with a method of payment. Don’t play with us!!

  22. Smiley
    January 14, 2017

    These people make it hard for everyone. People working hard to support their families back home and look at the nonsense they doing.. That is why I like to see my barrel sealed before I leave barrel place, cause there are crazy people doing things..why would people put gun in barrel is criminal intent they have .. But god let the aunthorites hold them. I am surprised the us did not hold someone before it reach day. Barrel must have a from and to.. So the from had time leave hmmmm.

    • Smiley
      January 14, 2017

      Meant before it reach Da.

  23. Maj. John Erimore (rtd.)
    January 13, 2017

    The way that regimes’ stock up arms to be used against civilians, is to pretend that a illicit stash of arms is found.

    The matter is then investigated and the arms then as salted into the regime’s armoury.

    INSIST ON A FULL AUDIT OF WHAT HAPPENS THE STASH FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

    • Maj. John Erimore (rtd.)
      January 13, 2017

      correction ‘..are..’

    • Derwin
      January 15, 2017

      in my honest view the police needs to investigate people for those foolish accusations you all keep making. where do u want the arms to be stored in your *ss? and idk why is it DNO allowing people to see those comments. and people still backing them up because of the one sidedness and bias. is that what we have come to these days? but you all have a veeeeeerrrrrrrryyyyyyy long way to go still. when I retire you all will change you all attitude. because you all will only want good for dominica if you all is inside. and take note I am only 25 years old yea and I retiring at 65. this means you all have some section of u all family growing negatively.

    • Jon Jones
      January 16, 2017

      Similar situation to the Seaga relationship with Tivola Gardens and the docks during Jamaica’s troubles. You don’t have to look far for parallels, they do’t have to be exact but will follow a similar method of operation. history does have a tendency of repeating itself.

      • Janet Jackson
        January 16, 2017

        ya Jon Jones in our case we keep electing bozos.

    • Dr. Petrie Almond, D.Litt.
      January 16, 2017

      And now we have an AG giving first priority to a Public Order Act…. hmmmmnnn. Doesn’t anyone smell a pit latrine?

  24. The truth
    January 13, 2017

    Carbon is a poppet that’s the Truth

    • Derwin
      January 15, 2017

      when we catch the person you will see who is the poppet of not. one thing I know about Mr. Carbon he is a very intelligent man. he is not being swayed by talk shows unlike you all who believe everything you all hear on Q95 even if the reality is in you all face. politics cloud your all so much it makes you all even forget you all name. so soooooooooooonnnnn we shall see who buy the guns and with who or WITCH POLITICAL PARTY they have connection with in the in dominica. Tantoe tantoe. :-D :mrgreen:

      • Dr. Petrie Almond, D.Litt.
        January 16, 2017

        He is so smart, he is still looking for a professional ‘arsonist’ after more than 5 years to catch the people who tried to kill GON Emanuel and his wife.

        This guy is not a police chief. His is just a chief –

  25. Dasheen
    January 13, 2017

    AN u a so right Daniel Carbon know very well who the barrels belong to he allow his news carrier in a specialize section and incompetent to go and take the barrels just to protect certain people . And what kind of Chile of Police would be given information by the US and go have press conference and reveal his informant. Just wait and see how the US will deal with this. Who the chief think he fooling. Hmmmm.
    Maishea

  26. “According to Carbon, the US have their procedures in terms of persons who acquire firearms”

    Carbon you are nothing more than a joke-man: that in the quote above is nothing more than garbage; rubbish! Their are procedures in America which one has to follow if they are purchasing arms and ammunition legally.

    However; if I, or anybody even a child in America wish to buy guns, and ammunition illegally, in less than an hour, they can get as much fire power from many illegal source. So the comments about you are investigating after all these months is hogwash!

    You know who shipped the guns in a barrel of food, you know who claimed the Barrel, all you had to do is arrest the person who claimed the barrel, America does not have anything to do with this, unless these people are involved international terrorism; and the security of Americans are at risks! You are pretending as if police in America are cooperating with you, so you can’t do anything until you hear from them!…

    • Derwin
      January 15, 2017

      mat always say it is better to be thought of as a fool and open your mouth and remove all doubt. read your message before you post it SMART. see how you contradicting you self so much 1st 2nd and 3rd paragraph. hahahahahahahahahah boooooooooyyy all you really making people laugh all you yea boy WEH WEH WEH WEH BORJAY PATAY DI SA NAH. ALAS POOR PITY.

    • BEB
      January 15, 2017

      Francisco,there is nothing as “their are procedures ” the word is “there”, another one on u

      • Yes, indeed you got me again eh!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

        BEB; I know the word is “there;” there is a difference in a dunce and one how error okay! I do make plenty of errors, which could be corrected if only I would read back and edit what I write.

        I write and submit without reading back my comments. I only see my left out words and bad spelling when I read my comments the same as you do. As I told you before to error is to be human; only God is perfect!

        One who sometimes have too much confidence in his/her accuracy usually fall victim to such simple mistakes; they become prone to errors.

  27. Concern citizen
    January 13, 2017

    Mr. Carbon, Please making a fool of UR self, every know that u usually wait for the suspect to go and collect his goods then when he clame his goods then U arrest he and the goods, but you all went and pick up the persons goods then what is he going to pickup
    You can’t fool people with that man CARBON it’s to glaring, tell ur Govt. to rally and come again
    Next is the DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT it is very obvious now every one can see it

  28. January 13, 2017

    What progress? ,all I read was a lot of pyco babble, and they expect us to believe this bull crap.

  29. Dr Clayton Shillingford
    January 13, 2017

    Police Chief Carbon..what is the identity of the person to whom the barrel was consigned?? You did not say..

    • Doc, according to the comments above where someone said the police confiscate the contraband before the culprit went to clear it.

      If Dominica police were not ignorant, they would realize that unless the person who’s name the goods was consigned to went to clear it from custom, and they arrested the person or their agent clearing the goods they have no case!

      If they make an arrest right now, that case would be an easy walk over by even the culprit defending himself. alI the culprit would have to do is plea not guilty, and claim they do not know why someone from the United States should ship something in my name when they do not know the person, never heard of them!

      All that person had to is say he believe the Dominica police is involved in a frame-up! Case closed, and leave Carbon and his clowns holding the bag.

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaah!

    • The Truth Be Told
      January 14, 2017

      If investigation is still ongoing, do you expect him to reveal the person? Whoever it is has not been arrested or charged.

      • Facts, you are to smart for me okay my knowledge is beneath yours; read BEB comments and an experience he had when he was a police officer when he discovered some contraband what happen ( I doh telling you) read his comment, you might understand his comments better than mine.

        There is nothing to investigate; Carbon is not investigating squat! The person for New Jersey, or where who put the guns in the food barrel can deny they do not know anything about it, well as the person in Dominica who was about to receive them.

  30. New York
    January 13, 2017

    Maybe the person whose name was on the barrel was part of the undercover Dominica police team or the undercover American narcotic squad. Allowing that person to pick up the barrell would blow his or her cover.

    • Jon Jones
      January 15, 2017

      I doubt the Americans would have been that stupid in the first place.

      This story is aboslute nonsense and an insult to the people. After you were given information by the American authorities you blew the trumpet as loud as you possibly could instead of making any attempt to apprehend a culprit.
      Why would anyone believe you now?

  31. Shameless
    January 13, 2017

    Garson mister does enwahzhay me every time he opens that useless mouth of his. Mr. Carbon you know very well who sent the barrel and who was the intended receipient so don’t throw it back in the US legs. After the US informed you all you run and take barrel to protect the recipient but god is not a Dcan police commissioner. Now let me see who you all will arrest as a SCAPE Goat to please you all master. This country has become too crooked and the police is not helping to fix it :twisted:

    Always Assertive and can be very aggressive! :twisted: !

  32. rf
    January 13, 2017

    As usual nothing will happen

    • January 14, 2017

      Maybe they are trying to set up others to take the rap for the real friends of the police that they know the guns belong too I don’t trust Carbon and his police force because they know who the guns belong too. The USA have done their part but Dominica is on their raider as far as the USA is concern.

  33. %
    January 13, 2017

    When I see the arrests and the convictions,I will say more,because I live in the strangest place on planet earth,Dominica…Is it that the US authorities want to make ONLY ONE trip to Dominica to pick up EVERYONE that their law enforcement agencies have been looking at for some time?If you dont understand my question,please do not ascribe any meaning to it!!!

  34. Concerned
    January 13, 2017

    So if they know and you know???? why the red tape?

    • The Truth Be Told
      January 13, 2017

      Investigations of especially this nature (call it this magnitude) could take time. They must proceed cautiously for when they get “their man/men”, they get them, if you know what I mean. Let us be patient. Keep in mind they are working with the US. You can’t put the cart before the horse, so-to-speak. Give them time.

      • Facts, I do not wish to call you dumb again, but I must ask you investigation to what “magnitude” are you talking about? It appear to there is something in this to investigate; Carbon is nothing more than a waste of time clown running off his mouth talking crap!

      • Freelance
        January 14, 2017

        While we waiting all that time the guns will somehow disappear as usual right under the police noses or someone will tamper with the evidence. It has happened before and therefore it can happen again. Carbon is the biggest joker in the Caribbean he come like inspector flexor in Pink Panther

      • January 14, 2017

        It’s all in the hands of the Dominica police force they got all the details and it’s up to then to follow the trail .

      • Jon Jones
        January 15, 2017

        I’m sure the US don’t share the same opinion on the Dominican authorities.

  35. freedom fighter
    January 13, 2017

    Mr Carbon I know you were force to say something about the guns in the barrel, what amazes us Dominicans u haven’t said a word about the persons that have gone missing over the past year,months,weeks and days?

    • Mosquito 1
      January 14, 2017

      @ Freedom fighter, maybe you know someone or something we Dominicans Don’t know?

    • boo boo
      January 14, 2017

      eez tru. my friend phone was stollen in town and she made a report, the police woman there didnt even want to take the report.another male took it, they had my friend pay money ever so often to come to the station.she was given numbers to call, she was like a papishow, yet nothing was done, but they busy calling the states to see where they can get with gun story.i would just kick those police there********

  36. January 13, 2017

    The police know who shipped the barrels there are manifest and shipping records they know

  37. SN
    January 13, 2017

    Why was no one arrested escapes me. If the U.S. authorities alerted the Dominican police about these guns, why did the police not monitor the barrels until the consignee came to pick up the barrels and arrest him then, instead of confiscating the gun before the consignee showed up? I wonder if the consignee being arrested would have been an embarrassment to a prominent Dominican family, or if it is just plain police ineptitude.

    • BEB
      January 13, 2017

      Once I was at a particular police station where I was i/c , when I noticed a boat coming from one of the French territories going inland. I left the police station, walked, jumped on rocks and arriving in the area, I searched and noticed a quantity of boxes and other items with the initials of the boat’s owner written all over them hidden in some bushes. I quickly went up to the village, asked to use a phone and called the customs and police officers , they came to me within quick time, they decided to put the goods on board the vehicles. I told them why not await for the owner to come to pick up his goods, they told me that they left him at the customs office, so they are going to confront him. On their arrival at the custom’s office ,they confronted him, he denied knowing anything about the items, that was his choice and loose all his goods.

    • The Truth Be Told
      January 13, 2017

      They may be waiting for further evidence, to catch them in the act or another act. The US of all, they are not stupid. They know what they are doing. Give them credit for that. When they pounce on the person, they may pounce on more than one or much more, a gang. Think of that.
      There are times in Canada, Toronto of all, when they catch these people it is about 65 of them, more or less that they round-up. They even have a name for their project for catching them.

    • FORKIT
      January 14, 2017

      lets sing, AH WHOLE SET OF FOUCHETTE IN DE CABINET.

    • Mouche miel
      January 14, 2017

      I have many a novel ,seen many a movie from the cold war days, in which the suspects belong to the Mafia, police ,gov’t etc even as SN don’t know if SN means (Say nothing) hahahahaha but I go back to my young adult era/epoch. Even in the 80’s Miami Vice today on TV we see CSI Miami, CSI LA ask FET.
      Wasn’t an UZI sub found in silver lake, the Crabman in the Villas saga found with an unlic gun there is always smoke with fire and Silver lake had a fire. Personally, this is just the tip of the iceberg. The Titanic was said to have hit one causing it to sink, at least so the story was told. Today, there is a new theory there was a fire in the hole which is speculated to have weakened an area which broke. It’s so funny, the coincidence of a fire in Silver Lake and an Uzi was found a fire aboard the Titanic ( no reports if guns were found surrounding it) And question for Mr. Comish! Was there and/ or( is there)a fire in the barrel or surrounding the barrel?

      • Mouche miel
        January 14, 2017

        The answer to the question is—————! Let’s just say Mr. Comish like the song says is blowing in the wind. Let’s pray it does not blow beyond our shores and end up in Limbo/purgatory as the bishop of Roseau. In the catholic theology, Purgatory( Latin: Purgatorium via Anglo-Norman and Old French) I did not say Norman & Angelo- just 4 laughs.
        is an intermediate state after the death ( physical) in which some of those ultimately destined for heaven must first ” undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven, Today, and boy are there many cases/instances of guys in perpetual purgatory. I often wonder! but as the saying goes thru the region we like it so.”We like it so.”
        If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. May I add we don’t fix it even when broken. ej the electoral list to begin, (then) $5k salary multimillion $ house. Marley said kill dem b4 they grow. We didn’t. Today it’s become a dangerous vine.

  38. jihan
    January 13, 2017

    Amen the US knew from day one who shipped the guns,soon they will be picked up and will serve the time.

    • ONE MAN
      January 14, 2017

      Dominica full of idiots, yes the u.s knew who shipped the guns and who the guns belong to but if the owner is in Dominica then the u.s laws cannot be applied in Dominica. In Dominica as you know the police have to catch the person red handed and in most cases the people they catch red handed escape because of some technicality.
      so for this son of a mule to come and take the guns in a barrel even if the barrel have a name on it, this case can go nowhere, anybody can put any name on any barrel and those shipping agents in Dominica does not ask anybody for i.d…. just say a name, pay your money and you get delivery…. this whole fiasco was poorly handled because of political influence…

    • FORKIT
      January 14, 2017

      suspects if they detain you for questioning ask for JUDICIAL REVIEW, because that is what all politicians ask for when they are implicated in any infraction… :lol:

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