There is much that is being done to curb the increase of crime in San Pedro Town. According to officials, their searches and spontaneous raids are proving successful but short on convictions. As a result several searches conducted in one day have yielded the discovery of illicit drugs and illegal firearms.
Island cops says on yesterday’s date, at about 12:30 p.m., police officers conducted searches in the San Pedrito area where they discovered (1) black in color magazine Taurus Brand, (7) 9mm live rounds, (1) 3.80 live rounds, (6) .38mm live rounds, (3) 16 gauge live rounds and 20.36 grams of Cannabis.
In another incident, police officers conducted a search in the Boca del Rio area were they discovered a large parcel which was wrapped in transparent plastic wrap amounting to 4.18 pounds of Cannabis.
The cops also visited an area in San Mateo where they discovered in an abandoned lot, a .38 Smith and Wesson revolver along with (8) .38mm live rounds of ammunition.
Their searches for the day ended in the San Pedrito Area, a known crime-ridden spot where police discovered (1) black in color magazine Taurus Brand, (7) 9mm live rounds, (1) 3.80 live rounds, (6) .38mm live rounds, (3) 16 gauge live rounds and 20.36 grams of Cannabis. A search at the residence of 25 year old Arnold Lino resulted in the discovery of (1) 7.62mm live rounds of ammunition which is prohibited. He was placed under arrest and escorted to the San Pedro Police Station along with the exhibit. He will be formally charged for “Kept Prohibited Ammunition”. Island cops say that all discovered items were taken to the San Pedro Police Station and labeled as “Found Property”.
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