Police Detain Twelve Suspects During Vieux Fort Operation – St. Lucia Times

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On Wednesday, February 14, 2024, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) demonstrated its commitment to public safety by conducting a comprehensive joint operation in Vieux-Fort.

This operation involved multiple units of the RSLPF, showcasing their dedication and hard work.

This measure was initiated due to a concerning rise in firearm-related crimes and homicides in the southern town of Vieux Fort.

The RSLPF’s objective was to target and disrupt the operations of individuals involved in these activities, aiming to curb the increase in violence in the region.

The operation was successful, with fourteen (14) Warrants to Search for Property being executed and twelve (12) suspects in various murders, and gang-related activities being detained, further emphasizing the RSLPF’s relentless efforts in maintaining law and order.

Preceding the operation, Commissioner Crusita Descartes-Pelius engaged in dialogue with various stakeholders, including the Parliamentary Representative and Mayor, in Vieux-Fort, to speak to strategies for reclaiming our streets.

This operation represents the first step in a sequence of scheduled police activities geared towards reducing crime in the southern division.

Public consultations will continue, as the RSLPF seeks to restore law and order throughout our country.

SOURCE: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force. Photo: Stock image of police stop and search.

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