ST KITTS NEVIS DEFENCE FORCE (SKNDF) SOLDIERS ON ROUTINE SECURITY PATROL FOUND AN ILLEGAL WEAPON IN SANDY POINT.

On 4 March 2017 at about 1:00am while members of the St Kitts Nevis Defence Force (SKNDF) were on routine security patrol in Sandy Point, they received information that four (4) gun shots were fired near Jacquilin Buchanan home in Saho Village Project, Sandy Point. The SKNDF patroimmediately responded to the report and proceeded to Saho Village Project. On arrival at Saho, the soldiers slowly and tactfully patrolled Saho, and specifically in the vicinity of Jacquilin Buchanan’s home where two young men were seen systematically fleeing the area upon noticing the presence of the soldiers while another was sighted standing calmly on a piece of galvanize sheet approximately 100 meters from Jacquilin’s home.

The SKNDF patrol approached the young man who gave his name as Hakeim Mills, he was asked to step off the galvanize sheet next to a chained ferocious dog for a quick frisk search. Hakeim cooperated with the soldiers, a quick search or the immediate surrounding was also conducted and upon lifting the galvanize sheet on which Hakeim was standing, a shinny object was noticed directly beneath the spot where Hakeim was standing. A close examination of the shinny object revealed it to be weapon, a Rouger 45mm pistol.

The soldiers immediately called the police and reported their finds. The police crime scene team was dispatched to Saho. Upon arrival of the Police Crime Scene Team, Hakeim was handed over and the weapon location was revealed to the police officers. The chained pit bull was noisy and charged at the officers at each attempt to get to close to the discovered weapon beneath the galvanized sheet, hence it was exterminated with a single gunshot. The Rouger 45mm pistol was recovered with a magazine containing three rounds of .45mm ammunition and one .45mm round was chambered in the weapon.

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