Police recovered another illegal gun in East End/Long Look on Saturday — making this at least the fifth firearm discovery in the last few weeks alone.
A Spanish-speaking man is now custody in relation to the discovery.
Members of the police Armed Response Unit apprehended the suspect who reportedly had the gun on his person at the time, BVI News understands.
It is said that police became aware of the suspect after receiving an anonymous tip.
The man, who is believed to be a native of the Dominican Republic, has been charged with keeping an unlicensed firearm.
He is scheduled to make an appearance in the Magistrate’s Court this week.
In the last few weeks, police reportedly recovered one firearm from Dion Thomas of Hannah’s Estate, one from Brandon Riley of Virgin Gorda, another from Jamori Hart of Parham Town, and one between accused abduction suspects Alanah Chalwell and Nyall Giovanni George.
Dillion Thomas is another man accused of a firearm offence in connection to a recent daylight shooting on Virgin Gorda. But, police are yet to recover that weapon.
Authorities suspect Thomas dumped the gun at sea or discarded in some other way.
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