Update (25 December):
The two men, age 20 of Bodden Town and North Side, who were arrested in relation to the recovery of a loaded firearm in a vehicle, have been formally charged with Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm, Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm (Ammunition), and Possession of Ganja.
In addition, the North Side Man has been charged with two additional counts of Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm (Ammunition), along with a woman age 21 of East End, in relation to ammunition which was recovered during an operation in North Side.
All three are expected to appear in court on Wednesday, 28 December.
A third man, age 20 of George Town, is being sought by the police to be charged with firearm and drug offenses in relation to the recovery from the vehicle.
Initial Release (23 December):
Police proactive operations continue in response to the recent increase in armed robbery incidents. This week, as a result of these operations, police recovered a loaded firearm and several rounds of ammunition from two separate vehicles following searches of a residence in North Side. Three persons have been arrested on suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm, as a result of the recoveries.
The three persons, two men aged 20 of Bodden Town and North Side, and a woman aged 21 of East End, remain in custody as investigations continue.
“As we reiterated in the press briefing held earlier this week, we continue to diligently pursue and investigate the persons involved in recent occurrences of violent crime,” says Acting Commissioner of Police, Kurt Walton. “The public will see continued examples of intensified police activity, such as what occurred in South Sound this week, as our operations continue.
The recovery of this firearm, ammunition, and the arrest of three persons, is just part of our strategy of disrupting the activities of the individuals involved in these incidents. Our detectives are currently working diligently to complete investigation files which will be submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution for charging decisions. Meanwhile, our proactive teams continue to seek out other persons, vehicles, and premises involved.”