Big haul from Temple Yard raid
A police raid this afternoon at Temple Yard, Cheapside, The City resulted in the seizure of a number of firearms and ammunition, as well as small amounts of marijuana and cash. The police also confiscated a scale and a small bag containing a white substance believed to be cocaine.
Public Relations Officer Acting Assistant Superintendent of Police David Welch said the police operation about 12:30 today involved members of the drug squad, the technical response unit and the canine unit. They recovered a .38 revolver, a 9mm pistol and an 8mm pistol in addition to six rounds of .38 ammunition, 28 rounds of .22 ammunition and two 12-gauge shots.
Two people were detained in connection with the seizure.
Following the raid Welch said the police would not back down in their fight to get illegal guns and drugs off the streets. And he pleaded with the public to join the fight by providing information to the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) on any illegal or suspicious activity of which they might be aware.
“We believe that with the involvement of the public with additional information we will be able to reap more success in the fight against crime. We believe if they can provide us with additional information the seizures that you see here will be even greater.
“So we are pleading with members of the public to assist us in our fight. They can supply the information to us anonymously,” Welch said.
The police spokesman said a number of police raids were “intelligence led” and he assured Barbadians that officers would continue to engage them as the forces of law and order worked to get contraband off the streets.
The police have also called on anyone with information regarding today’s seizure or any other crime to call 1-800-TIPS.