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Illegal gun found on beach; another on vessel

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Police said they have recovered two illegal guns on the island of Tortola – one on a beach in Cane Garden Bay and the other on a vessel docked at Port Purcell.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said: “A semi-automatic pistol was uncovered on the beach in Cane Garden Bay last week, and a high velocity rifle along with a quantity of ammunition was uncovered during a joint operation with Customs officers carried out onboard a vessel docked at Port Purcell over the weekend.”

No one has been charged so far in relation to either of the finds, according to the RVIPF, which said investigations are ongoing.

“Scene of Crime detectives are completing initial checks on the two illegal firearms before submitting the ballistics on both weapons for further forensic examination overseas.”

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