Police investigations continue into guns found in barrel at port

Police Chief Carbon

Chief of Police, Daniel Carbon, has revealed that investigations are continuing in a matter involving the discovery of guns in a barrel at the Woodbridge Bay Port. The incident occurred in 2016.

Dominica News Online (DNO) recently reported, based on a release issued by the US Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida, that Dominica police played an instrumental role in bringing to justice, in the United States (US) , arms trafficker, Edger Edmund Francis.

The release stated that Francis, aged 29 of Tampa, Florida was sentenced to 10 months in federal prison for conspiracy to smuggle goods from the United States. According to the US Attorney’s Office, Francis pleaded guilty on April 23, 2018 and he was sentenced by U.S. District Judge, Susan Bucklew, on July 25, 2018.

 “When that incident occurred when we intercepted the barrel on the port with the gun I indicated to the general public that we are working in partnership with the US and we are assisting the US in collating the evidence and they were here, US special agents came down, we provided them with all the evidence that we had and they proceeded on their end to proceed with the relevant charge to the individual,” Police Chief Carbon said at a press conference on Monday.

Carbon made it clear that the police investigation into the matter in Dominica is still open.

“It is wide open; we have not closed investigations on it and any further evidence we have that can support a charge or charges we will do that,” Dominica’s Chief law enforcer declared.

He said it’s quite likely that the US is still very much interested in other persons.

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18 Comments

  1. vic_fermat
    August 17, 2018

    I am sorry , but the police does not appear to have made an intelligent move on this one.
    They should have left the guns where they were and whatch to see who was coming to pick them up. They have made their investigation harder by seizing the guns. Dominica does not have any smart investigators.

  2. Shaking my head
    August 16, 2018

    The incompetence of our police force is overwhelming. Mr need to step down. There are too many leaders in our society incapable of doing their basic job duties. This is embarrassing!

  3. Looking
    August 16, 2018

    There is a shipper and a reciever of the good. There must be a name on the barrel. The police is full of …. to tell me they investigating still. Nonsense.

  4. Jheri Curl
    August 16, 2018

    Boy Mister can tell lies eh
    The USA would have arrested all those that they were interested in 2 years ago
    Just say you don’t want to make any arrests
    Stop treating us like we stupid

  5. Aa
    August 15, 2018

    I am certain that the barrel was addressed to a certain individual. There must have been a name and address. Is it toooooo hard to release the name seeing that the Americans have done their part? Leaves me to believe that a person of status was the receiver.

  6. mine
    August 15, 2018

    What is the problem, was the barrel address to anyone?. The sender is in jail what about the receiver in DA.

  7. d-a born
    August 15, 2018

    Investigating still? That doesn’t seem like a difficult case.

  8. Love this Country
    August 15, 2018

    Arrest been made in the US and guy even been convicted but not a single arrest made here and we assisted the US in their investigations so what rubbish is Carbon really talking?

  9. Toi
    August 15, 2018

    Boy stop pretending that you working for the US government. Answer the questions of the Dominican public.

    Who the heck was the barrel shipped to in DOMINICA?

    • Dominican
      August 15, 2018

      In the absence of any disclosure after such a long time don’t blame the public for surmising that the consigned is a politically “untouchable” individual.

    • Diafish Jab
      August 16, 2018

      Innocent until proven guilty! Releasing the name of the recipient could prejudge the outcome. All communications must be assessed; face book account, cell phone communications etc. How many other barrels contain firearms? What is the intention of those persons who deal with unlicensed firearms? How often are licenses reviewed? By who?

  10. Filip
    August 15, 2018

    Hah but Mr dosnt go on leave or nothing man? But Mr doe care bout his life or his health or anything . Man if u know the value of life you would be on a cruise all now enjoYing the rest of your life… you sit there in stress and killing yourself slowly for what mm for blackmore and skerite my brother? My brother go on leave and enjoy the rest of your life..smh

  11. Say What!!
    August 15, 2018

    So you help the US close their case and they doh help you to close yours? It wide open? Wide open for who? For what? ‘They proceeded to proceed with their case’ but in the meantime you cannot proceed to proceed with yours. Imbecile!!

  12. %
    August 14, 2018

    I will keep checking asking sir, irrespective of what my haters say.Those responsible to institute sanction /disciplinary action on an officer who call talk shows to bat for his political party,what are you waiting for to discipline this dotard?

  13. Be free
    August 14, 2018

    Interesting! The US authorities were able to investigate and prosecute with the help of the Dominica Police. Good work!

    But why is the Dominica police unable to charge at least one person at this point? While I understand that criminal investigation can be complex and a highly skilled task, it is interesting that one country is able to aptly close their case (man in prison), while another country (relating to the same crime) is reporting that the case is still wide open. Clearly, there is room for improvement in solving cases in a timely manner.

    • Anonymous
      August 16, 2018

      The U.S. authorities are obviously aware of whom this shipment was addressed to in Dominica as it would have been impossible to send it without this information. They would also have alerted our police. Who knows if the consigned was tipped of by our own police.

  14. FeeFie FoFum
    August 14, 2018

    Investigations TOUJOUR? The barrel was addressed to somebody, right? Is the police force SO incompetent that they cannot wrap up an investigation even when someone has already been charged in the US in that SAME investigation? Awah oui

  15. Uncle
    August 14, 2018

    Daniel come on man. That investigation will die of old age.

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