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9 Venezuelans found with cache of arms, ammo

Published: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Investigations are under way to determine the motive of nine Venezuelan men who were arrested in a house in La Romaine with a cache of firearms and ammunition on Thursday.

While investigators suspect the firearms were brought over to trade for food or cash by the Venezuelans, the fact that the guns were loaded raised suspicions as to whether the men had planned to use them in robberies or related crimes.

Acting on information, around 2.15 pm, South Western Division Task Force and Penal CID stormed a house along James Crescent, La Romaine.

The officers found one Walther .40 pistol fitted with a magazine containing eight rounds of .40 ammunition, one Ruger Speed Six- Calvin .38 special revolver with three rounds .38 special ammunition, one Rossi .38 Special revolver with four rounds .38 special ammunition, an extended magazine, 266 rounds of 9 mm ammunition and six rounds of .40 ammunition.

Of the nine suspects, whose ages range from 21 to 46, only one had proper immigration documents. He only arrived in the country three days ago, while the others were believed to have been there just over a week.

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