Members of the Narcotics Unit of the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadine Police Force (RSVGPF), who were involved in a recent joint operation that netted a cache of arms and ammunition, have been highly commended by Prime Minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves.
The commendations came while Gonsalves, who is also Minister of National Security, spoke on the Issue at Hand programme on Sunday December 18.
Last Friday, December 16 Police Commissioner, Colin John displayed a quantity of guns and ammunition that were recently confiscated during a joint operation between the police narcotic unit and the customs department.
The cache included two rifles, six hand guns and 200 rounds of ammunition.
The police revealed certain information relating to the seizure of the items during a news conference last Friday.
Commenting on the matter on Sunday, Dr Gonsalves said “ the police did a splendid job in conjunction with the customs”.
He recalled that assault weapons were among the items seized.
“Its a big haul, they must be commended.
“You know how many persons those things could have killed?” The National Security Minister asked.
While not giving any further details on the matter, the Prime Minister insisted that the police did a “splendid job, and we have to thank them for the work they did.”