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Police Lay Charges For Murder & Unlawful Possession Of Firearm

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Recovery of Firearm and Ammunition

On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, Police Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Castries received a report of Robbery, which occurred at Tapion about 9:25 p.m. that day.

A police operation spearheaded by the Special Services Unit was launched, which resulted in the arrest of twenty year old Kamatti Cornibert of Hospital Road, Castries, who was found in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

He was later charged for Stealing and Unlawful Possession of Firearm and Ammunition. He was escorted to the First District Court where he was granted bail in the sum of $7500.00, cash or suitable surety. He is expected to return to court on March 14, 2019.

Man Charged For Murder

On Thursday, February 7, 2019, twenty (20) year old Miguel Soumere of Bruceville, Vieux Fort, was formally charged for causing the death of thirty (30) year old, Melvin George on Friday, January 25, 2019, at Vieux Fort.

Miguel Soumere was charged for the offence of Murder, Contrary to Section 85 of the Criminal Code Chapter 3.01 of the Revised Laws of St. Lucia 2013. He was taken to the Second District Court for a bail hearing, where he was remanded into custody. He is expected to return before the court on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, for Case Management.

The Royal St. Lucia Police Force wishes to thank the members of public who were instrumental in bringing a resolution to this matter.

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