(CMR) The police are appealing to the public to share any information they may have after live rounds used in high-powered assault weapons were found in the community recently.
The police said on Friday, 3 December, a member of the public found four live rounds of ammunition in the Barkers area of West Bay, which they brought to the attention of Customs and Border Control (CBC) officers, who then informed the police.
RCIPS officers, together with CBC officers, attended the location and conducted an extensive search of the area. A further live round was recovered during that time, and several spent shell casings.
The recovered ammunition has been examined and identified as two different calibers used in high-powered assault weapons; the ten recovered shell casings were also of the same high caliber ammunition.
“The RCIPS would like to thank the member of the public and the CBC Officers who brought this matter to our attention and collaborated with us in this investigation,” said the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Derek Byrne.
“The rounds recovered are used in extremely dangerous and high-powered rifles. I am encouraging anyone with information about these weapons to provide us with information that may assist us in recovering them and getting them safely out of our communities,” he added.
The police have launched an investigation to recover these weapons. Detectives encourage anyone with information regarding these or any other firearms to call the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or submit tips through the RCIPS Mobile App or website.