Monday 24 February, 2020

Woman and teen arrested for gun, ammunition and drug possession

Nadia Hackshaw (left), Shaquille Hackshaw (right)

Nadia Hackshaw (left), Shaquille Hackshaw (right)

Three people have been arrested by officers attached to the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) who found a firearm along with a quantity of ammunition and marijuana in their possession.

This occurred in D’Abadie at around 10.15 am on Monday.

The officers were acting on intelligence and executed a search warrant for firearms and ammunition at a house along Boys Lane. One revolver, six rounds of .38 special ammunition and 150 packets of marijuana amounting to 137.8 grams, were found and seized.

Three were arrested in connection with the finds including 19-year-old Shaquille Hackshaw and 36-year-old Nadia Hackshaw. They were all charged for possession of a firearm and ammunition and possession of marijuana.

The SORT said it aims to collaboratively combat and suppress firearm-related criminal activities by targeting gangs that are mainly involved in the importation and sale of illegal narcotics. It added that these gangs are involved in the commission of many homicides, as they fight for control of districts.  

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