Guns found buried in cemetery

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The guns which were found buried in the Santoy Cemetery in Hanover on Sunday

While Christians across the parish were celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on Sunday, the Hanover police had a different reason to celebrate as they unearthed a small cache of guns and ammunition at the Santoy Cemetery at Green Island in the parish.

The cache included one Intratec sub-machine gun, one Taurus Pistol, one mini Taurus Pistol, one Smith and Wesson Pistol, as well as Seventy-six 9mm rounds of ammunition.

The police report that about 1:10p.m. on Sunday, a team of police acting on information went to the Santoy Cemetery along Church Hill Road, where they carried out an operation. 

During the operation, the lawmen unearthed the guns and ammunition.

No one was arrested in connection with the seizure.

Meanwhile, Divisional Commander, Superintendent Sharon Beeput, said the police’s operational activities were heightened as several social events were scheduled to take place throughout the parish during the Easter holiday period, adding that the operations were part of plans to ensure the safety and security of residents and visitors alike.

 Superintendent Beeput said an intense investigation is now underway to find suspected persons in relation to the seizure.

Westmoreland Meanwhile, about 11:30 a.m. on Friday, the Westmoreland police conducted an operation in an abandoned house at Enfield district, Darliston in the parish. During the operation, a .380 pistol with ten rounds of ammunition were found. No arrest was made in connection with the seizure

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