BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — A firearm and several rounds of ammunition were taken into Police custody on Tuesday following a joint operation that was conducted in St. Paul’s.

The operation included members of the Special Services Unit of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise Department and the Regional Security Service. Included in the operation was the execution of several warrants on a number of homes in the village.

At the end of the operation, one (1) .357 Magnum revolver was found in a wall fence along with five (5) matching rounds of ammunition and seven (7) .38 calibre rounds of ammunition.

Also found in other locations in the village were seven (7) .40 calibre rounds of ammunition and a mask.

Four persons were taken into police custody for questioning in relation to the find.

Investigations into the matter are ongoing. This brings the total number of firearms taken into Police custody for the year so far to 34.