Tight watch on gangs

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The guns and ammunition found in Hanover on Sunday

Barrington Flemming – Staff Reporter

  • Major gun find in Hanover

The security forces are keeping a tight watch on gangs operating in the parish of Hanover as they strive to maintain a lull in gang activities in the parish.

Sharon Beeput, Superintendent of Police in charge of Hanover, who was speaking with the Western Mirror against the backdrop of Sunday’s gun and ammunition find at Land Top, Chester Castle in the parish, said the police are working hard to maintain law and order and was hoping to recover more guns, especially from the Chester Castle area.

She said while the police were monitoring violence producers, the gun find was instrumental in their efforts to curtail their activities.

“It was a good find and we are hoping to find some more because a number of guns are in that area that have been reported. So we are hoping to get the others that are out there. In the meantime, we are reassuring the residents that we are doing what it takes to make them safe,” Superintendent Beeput explained.

Four firearms, 34 assorted rounds of ammunition and a number of lead sheets were seized by lawmen during an operation in Land Top, Chester Castle on Sunday.

Reports are that about 6:15 a.m., police responded to shots being fired in the area. On their arrival, a premises was searched and the following items seized:

One Glock 40 pistol with a magazine containing five .40 rounds of ammunition; one Springfield HS 2000 pistol with a magazine containing six 9mm rounds of ammunition and one 9mm pistol with a magazine containing seven 9mm rounds of ammunition.

“It was as a result of the swift action of the police that they were able to make a break with this gun find. Unfortunately, we did not apprehend anyone for this, however, we will continue to do our best and work with the citizens, because we intend to make that community safe so we want everybody to come on board and support the work,” she said.

Superintendent Beeput said they are hoping to register a major reduction in criminal activities in the parish by the end of the year based on the work which is now being undertaken by the police in Hanover.

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