Inspector Henson: “Keep bringing in your (illegal) fire arms”

POSTED: 11/5/14 10:18 AM

St. Maarten —The message to keep bringing in illegal firearms until November 14 seems to have hit home as persons continue to turn in their illegal firearms, inspector Ricardo Henson said yesterday.

One of these persons is said to have left a large amount of ammunition on the stairs of the ‘Puerta del Sol Plaza’ building that was later discovered by the employees of the attorney generals’ office.  “People are also very welcome to hand in ammunition, but preferably not by just leaving it on the stairs. This obviously could cause dangerous situations. The best way to hand in fire arms or ammunition is to put the goods in a brown paper bag and transport them in a plastic bag. If anyone  has any questions about the project or how to hand in (illegal) fire arms, they should call the free Tel-Em ‘Stop, Drop and Go’ information line on #5444 808,” inspector Henson states in a news release.

This information number is not the same as the ‘Stop, Drop and Go’ tip line, on which persons have the opportunity to anonymously report someone who owns an illegal fire arm(s). The number of the ‘Stop, Drop and Go’ tip line is #9300. Persons whose tips lead to locating an illegal fire arm will receive a financial compensation.

Henson added that citizens of St. Maarten remembered the message from Minister Dennis Richardson that the ‘Stop, Drop and Go’-project continues until November 14 and that on Monday afternoon the total amount of weapons that were surrendered increased to 54 without the fear of being prosecuted for possessing them.

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