Sunday 26 January, 2020

Police find 'weapon of war' in Enterprise

A 9mm pistol loaded with 44 rounds of ammunition was found and seized in Enterprise on Thursday afternoon.

The weapon, police said, had been modified with a fully extended magazine, to fully utilize the additional ammunition.

It also had an automatic feature which could have seen the entire clip finished in less than a minute, making it a particularly dangerous weapon if it was used in a public scenario.

The weapon was found around 5.30 pm on Thursday by officers of the Guard and Emergency Branch.

The officers received intelligence which led them to a bushy area off Madoo Street, where they conducted a search.

The weapon and ammunition were found in a bag which was hidden in the bushes.

No arrests were made as at the time of the discovery, no citizens were within sufficient proximity.

More on this as it becomes available.

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