FIFTEEN men and one woman have been arrested over the weekend for illegal firearms and ammunition possession in special operations in Nassau, police are reporting.
Around 10pm on Friday, a team of officers conducted a search of a premises on Bowe Avenue, Montel Heights, where they found an unlicensed 12-gauge shotgun. Six men were taken into custody in connection with this discovery.
Shortly after midnight on Saturday, after a search of a premises at Lightbourne Street, Yellow Elder Gardens, officers uncovered two pistols with 25 rounds of ammunition. Seven men were taken into custody in connection with this discovery.
A man and a woman were also arrested for firearms, ammunition and drug possession in Sunshine Park on Saturday.
According to reports, Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers seized an illegal firearm and a quantity of dangerous during a special operation conducted shortly before 7pm. DEU officers executed a search warrant on a home at Star Lane, Sunshine Park, where they uncovered a 9mm pistol, three rounds of ammunition, five pounds of marijuana and just over $6,000 in cash suspected of being the proceeds of crime.
A man and a woman were taken into custody in connection with the find.