PHILIPSBURG – POLICE HQ - On Friday August 22nd as police continues to execute their plan of action to remove all illegal fire-arm from the streets and to prosecute those responsible for this illegal act, during a search of two suspect vehicles two more pistols were found and confiscated.
One pistol found in a hidden compartment in the ceiling of a grey Mitsubishi Outlander with license-plate M-2535. One of the police K-9 which was used in the search indicated that there was an illegal object in that part of the vehicle.
The investigating officers then did manual search of the ceiling in the vehicle and located the fire-arm. In this investigation the man with initials T.M. (36) from Sint Maarten was arrested and remains in custody for further investigation.
A second fire-arm was found during a search of car in the Fort Willem area when the police stopped and searched this suspect vehicle is which one man with initials K.D. (25) from Jamaica was driving.
During the search a pistol was found under the drivers’ seat. This fire-arm was immediately confiscated and the suspect in this case arrested for illegal weapons possession. The suspect remains in custody for further investigation.
The execution of this plan of action has proven to be very successful. A total of 10 illegal fire-arms have been removed from the streets this week and those who were in possession of these weapons will be charged. These controls will continue. (Contributed by the Police Force of Sint Maarten)