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Another Firearm Amnesty On The Cards

The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, in collaboration with the Turks and Caicos Islands Government and representatives of the Turks and Caicos Christian Council, will be relaunching its Firearm and Ammunition Amnesty on September 15th, 2022.

The Amnesty-themed “Surrender A Gun, Save A Life” will conclude on October 15th, 2022. During the Amnesty period, any person illegally in possession, custody, or control of any Firearm, explosive or ammunition may voluntarily surrender or disclose the location of the firearm, explosive or ammunition to the officer in charge of a Police Station, a designated Pastor, or Police post.

Additionally, any person who voluntarily surrenders or discloses the location of any firearm, explosive or ammunition during the Amnesty period shall NOT be charged with any offence relating to illegal possession, custody, or control of that firearm, explosive or ammunition. Such a person is pardoned and absolved from any criminal responsibility in respect of that possession from the date of the surrender or disclosure.

It is advised that you contact the Police, 911, a Pastor or Minister of the Gospel or Crime Stoppers before surrendering the weapon to ensure a safe and secure collection.

The RTCIPF is urging those possessing illegal firearms to make full use of the Amnesty and wishes to remind the public that when the Amnesty has expired, those who refuse to surrender their firearms and ammunition, once convicted, can face stiff penalties.

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