UPDATE: Police raid home in Fort Willem

PHILIPSBURG–The Police continue their fight against illegal firearms on the streets as they raided a home in Fort Willem on Wednesday afternoon. One man is in custody after officers found a loaded weapon at his home.

Dressed in full protective gear, members of the Police A-Team stormed into the home of R.B. and started searching. The Justice K-9 Unit was able to locate the handgun and the weapon was immediately confiscated.

Public Prosecutor spokesman Gino Bernadina confirmed that information was received that the man had a gun in his home. Police acted on the tip and the action resulted in one arrest and another illegal firearm off the streets.

Police spokesman Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson said on Wednesday evening that the police continue to receive calls from members in the community regarding crime and criminal activities taking place on the island. These cases are all taken very seriously and are being investigated thoroughly. After sufficient information is gathered the situation is immediately dealt with.

The Police Department thanks those persons in the community for sharing this information with them and encourages people to continue calling in. As a result of the information shared many cases under investigation continue to progress positively.

Crime is not only a police problem, but a community problem. It is time that the community says “enough is enough” and should call 542-2222 ext. 213 or 214, the police anonymous tip line #9300 or the emergency line 911.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/63478-update-police-raid-home-in-fort-willem