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Two 18-year-olds arrested with a loaded gun

Police arrested two men and seized a loaded firearm in an incident near Clayhouse Inn on Saturday.

According to a Police Spokesman, at around 2.30am that day officers were on patrol on North Shore in Devonshire when they noticed two men near a parked vehicle.

“On seeing the officers, the two men attempted to avoid police by driving off on a motorcycle, resulting in a brief pursuit,” the spokesman said. “They were stopped and detained a short distance away. A search of the immediate area by the officers resulted in the recovery of a firearm containing ammunition. As a result the suspects, two 18-year-old men, were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.”

The seizure marks the 11th firearm recovered by police this year.

The spokesman said the firearm will be sent abroad for forensic and ballistic testing to determine if it may have been used in any reported incidents.

“The targeting of gangs, guns, violence and illegal drugs remains the priority of the Bermuda Police Service,” the spokesman said.

“Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the detectives at the Serious Crime Unit at 247-1340 or the independent, confidential Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-TIPS (8477).”

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Published November 08, 2011 at 8:46 am (Updated November 08, 2011 at 8:45 am)

Two 18-year-olds arrested with a loaded gun

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