September 26, 2020

Two arrested after gun raid

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A man and woman are behind bars this afternoon following a police operation in the Prospect area which resulted in the recovery of a loaded semi-automatic pistol.

Around 1130am on Thursday the RCIPS Air Operations and K-9 Units along with the Uniform Support Group and Drugs and Serious Crime Task Force mounted a targeted operation on a house in the Marina Drive area of Prospect.

During that operation a loaded .45 semi-automatic pistol was recovered along with a ski mask, gloves and camouflage clothing.

Two people – a man and a woman – were arrested at the location on suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm. They remain in police custody while enquiries are ongoing.

“This was a well-planned and executed operation involving specialist resources of the RCIPS,” said Superintendent Kurt Walton.” It is one of many operations we have and will continue to carry out as a direct response to the gun related crime which is currently blighting Grand Cayman.   The public can expect to see many more of these high profile operations take place during the coming weeks.

“We also warned earlier this week that the amnesty window is now closed. Anyone who is in possession of unlicensed or illegal weapons can expect that they will be in our sights and our aim is to take them and the deadly weapons they hold off the streets.”

Anyone with information about gun crime in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station, the RCIPS tip-line 949-7777 or the confidential Crime stoppers number 800-8477 (TIPS).

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