Man charged in a four-year old murder case, two cruise passengers arrested and fined for drug possession and Delta Squad seizes Glock in Nevis search

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, APRIL 22ND 2012 (CUOPM) – Police make an arrest in a four-year old murder case, confiscated a firearm and conducted an operation in which over 100 vehicles and 94 persons were searched.

Police say an overnight operation in the Frigate Bay and surrounding areas of Basseterre resulted in 94 persons and 106 vehicles being searched. 45 tickets were issued and four arrests made – two for possession of Cannabis and two for immigration purposes.

Police also arrested a prisoner in custody. Craig Halliday of Fort Thomas Road was charged for the alleged murder of Leon Westerman alias “Gars” which was committed on January 28th 2008 in Charlestown, Nevis.

Police also disclosed that two American citizens on board the visiting cruise ship “Carnival Victory”on Friday were arrested after the ship’s security and the local Customs Department carried out a search of a cabin in which a quantity of vegetable material suspected to be cannabis was found.

Lena Lugar and Chad Brown both of Richmond, Virginia in the United States were held by police and taken before the Magistrate in Sandy Point where they both pleaded guilty. They were each fined EC$800.00) forthwith or 30 days in prison. The fines were paid and they were transported back to the ship.

In Nevis, an operation by the Delta Squad led to the arrest of a man after he was stopped and searched at Cotton Ground Road for illegal drugs, arms and ammunition.

One Glock 22 pistol and nine (9) hallow .40 rounds were found in his back sack.

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