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24-yr-old charged for illegal firearm

Not the firearm mentioned in the story

Officers of the Major Crime Team have charged a 24-year-old man who was found with an illegal firearm while police executed a search warrant at his home in the Greenland community of East End on October 14.

The police said the firearm was loaded.

The man, Dajshon Benjamin is to appear in court Thursday, October 15 to face the
charge.

As investigations are continuing into the matter, the police said it is likely others will be prosecuted in relation to the same weapon.

In the meantime, Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews said the recent arrests in firearm-related offences are because of the hard work and tenacity of his officers.

“These officers push through many hours, well beyond most of us, to bring about these arrests without public fanfare or applause. Very few will understand or appreciate the patience and diligence required. I know what it requires and will consistently give them the praise and support they are due. They deserve it,” the Commissioner said.

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  1. Doh says:

    Remember. There are no guns in the BVI

    Carry on

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  2. Halloween says:

    Thus a spooky case

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  3. Foreigner says:

    Someone please tell me that he is from here, lawd don’t send me to sleep unhappy.

  4. Public eyeb says:

    You see the issue right there . Too much deep seated hate and jealousy. Everybody jumping on each other . The blame game is killing the country

  5. Smh says:

    24 year old caught with a Gun. This is the kind of issue parents would wish loud mouth community activists Sin D would be talking about. But she never does. Instead she’s find a way to say he’s young and don’t know better. You’ll don’t seen NOT ONCE the host of C** D**P never talked about what’s actually killing our community? She’s a bad example. Then again “ hands feeling better even trigger happy” maybe he was holding the gun until her hands get better???

  6. A Belonger says:

    Thank you RVIPF for getting another gun off of our streets! Keep up the good works and stay safe while you work to keep us safe.

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