An unidentified scooter rider dumped a gun and a large number of bullets in the Thread Fall area of Tortola late last night.
The rider reportedly dropped the illicit items while trying to elude members of the Armed Tactical Team, police said in a media release this afternoon (February 28).
Police reportedly stopped the rider during a ‘road check’.
“When approached, the lone scooter rider threw a bag containing the illegal items in the bush overlooking Sea Cows Bay and sped off. Officers are working to identify the rider,” police said in the media release.
Police further said shortly after the gun find, they responded to reports of a shooting in Brandywine Bay where a body was found.
The law enforcers discovered the body of a man with fresh gunshot wounds inside the driver’s seat of a vehicle.
Police have not released the name of the murder victim.
Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews said police will continue to use intelligence-led stop-and-search armed road checks to target criminals.
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