Police seize rifle, drugs, ammunition in Tan Tan

What a .22 Winchester looks like. Not the actual gun seized
What a .22 Winchester looks like. Not the actual gun seized

The police have seized a rifle, cocaine and ammunition in Tan Tan in an operation carried out by the Drug Squad on Wednesday, July 27.

Additionally, lawmen seized a quantity of cocaine and ammunition in Picard on the same day.

Police PRO, Acting Inspector Pellam Jno Baptiste said in the Tan Tan operation, one .22 caliber Winchester Rifle, three live rounds of .22 ammunition, 24,094 grams (53.11 pounds) of cocaine, 288 grams of ganja and 11 bottles containing an unspecified amount of ganja were seized.

One man was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana and cocaine with intent to supply and possession of firearm and ammunition without a valid license.

In the Picard operation, 569 grams of cocaine, 54 live rounds of .22 ammunition and six live rounds of .38o ammunition were seized.

A man and a woman were arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine with intent to supply and possession of ammunition without a valid license.

Investigations are ongoing, Jno Baptiste said.

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8 Comments

  1. UHURU
    July 29, 2016

    As long as we have corrupt govt officials , crime will always be at an all time high.

  2. July 28, 2016

    Lets support our Law enforcements officers, Law and order must be maintained, let the force be with them smoke them out of their Rat hole, by Air, by sea, on the ground. Agents of death in our mist is trouble awaiting to happen. Pray for the safety and well Being of all our officers. Brothers and sisters all Law abding Dominicans. its our Country, Our call. The Crime you report today will make our Streets, our Schools, our Children and Dominica a safe place to live and enjoy. It`s up to us.

  3. Shameless
    July 28, 2016

    Drug s and ammunition related crimes in this part of Dominica does not hold in a court of law. The constitution and legal process in Dominica can do nothing about it so while some officers are trying their best they need to focus on those behind the scenes who “own” these operations. It seems like everybody except the police know who are the real culprits. But time will tell… :twisted:

    Always Assertive! :twisted:

  4. July 28, 2016

    Another example of drug dealers also selling illegal guns and ammunition.

    The same people who sell drugs will also sells guns because this is the kind of people they are. They have absolutely no respect for they law. All they care about is making money. They do not care if people are hurt or killed, or if the lives of young people are damaged.

    This is also another example of how marijuana is sold along with the so called “hard” drugs. The weed is part and parcel of the drug trade. It will be sold with the other drugs because it is a drug. To the dealers it is a marketing tool. Young people will experiment first with marijuana and then graduate to cocaine or another hard drug.

    Again we see marijuana being sold along side guns and ammunition. The weed is guilty by association. It is in so many incidences associated with crime. People committing crime are frequently found to be high on – or under the influence of – marijuana.

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

    • hmm
      July 28, 2016

      Guess you would like to tell God personally that this plant he created is not welcome in the universe

      • July 29, 2016

        God created many plants that are not “welcome” in their present condition. This is because of the fall a curse came upon the earth and the ground now brings forth some botanic life that is the beautiful and useful produce that God originally created.

        In fact some plant life is not welcome. This is why we must care for our gardens and get rid of plants growing where they are not wanted which we call weeds.

        Some plants are harmful including (1) poison ivy, (2) poison hemlock, (3) magic mushrooms,
        and other kinds of mushrooms that are deadly, (4) tobacco is very harmful. It is a scientific fact that 50% of regular cigarette smokers WILL die of a disease caused by tobacco smoke.

        Yet people who want to decriminalize the growth, sale, possession, and use of cannabis argue
        that many countries have already decriminalized marijuana. They tell us about all the nations that now have no anti-marijuana laws. What about all the nations where tobacco is legal?

      • July 29, 2016

        Those who want to decriminalize marijuana argue that many nations have already done so.

        Listen to how they present their case for marijuana. The first thing they tell us is how marijuana is already legal in nation after nation, state after state.

        But wait! These same nations and states also allow the growing of tobacco, and the sale of cigarettes. I remember when it was “cool” to smoke. Even doctors and nurses smoked. That was before the studies were done, and the research findings were published. Now we know that 50% of all regular tobacco smokers will die of a disease caused by smoking.

        How stupid, stupid, stupid, can some politicians be. They allowed the tobacco industry. Now it is so big, employs so many people, and brings in so much tax money they can’t get rid of it even though it kills thousands upon thousands of people in my country alone.

        Now politicians – unwilling to learn from what happened with tobacco – are talking about making marijuana legal.

  5. troof
    July 28, 2016

    Snitching is real

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