Over the weekend, Stanley Albert Harris, 28, of Great Mountain was charged with one count of possession of a prohibited firearm, one count of unlawful possession of unlicenced firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.
According to police, Harris was also charged will failing to comply with a request of an officer under the new Computer Misuse and Cyber Crime Act.
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), in a press release today, September 26, 2022, said a series of operations late last week led officers of the Special Investigations and Criminal Investigations teams to the illegal weapons including a semi-automatic assault rifle and several rounds of ammunition.
Five persons, four males and one female, were originally in custody on suspicion of illegal firearm possession. Four were discharged pending further investigation.
Commissioner of Police Mark Collins, according to the RVIPF release, commended the persistent efforts of his officers as they keep the pressure on those who intend to keep and carry these illegal weapons.
The RVIPF said it is continuing its effort to remove illegal weapons from the streets.
Persons with information on those who have illegal weapons or where an illegal weapon is being hidden or stored are asked to contact the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339.