The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has been called in to probe the disappearances of two firearms assigned to police officers.
THE NEW TODAY understands that the officers reported losing their loaded service revolvers that belong to the State.
A well-placed source told this newspaper that one of the officers is attached to the Police Station at Birchgrove in St. Andrew’s and the other can be considered as “undercover cop”.
He said the officer stationed at Birchgrove is believed to have visited a local bar and was careless in securing his firearm when it went missing.
A party of police officers visited the area to conduct searches for the missing weapon.
There are unconfirmed reports that the missing gun ended up in the hands of the local “Underworld” and might have already been shipped out of the island to neighbouring St Vincent & The Grenadines.
There is believed to be a flourishing trade in illegal activities between elements in both neighbouring islands.
The source also said that the “Undercover Cop” claimed to have came from the garden with his weapon and rested it down loosely and when he checked back it was missing.
Under police rules, the Commissioner of Police can institute internal disciplinary action against officers who lose their firearms.
Some officers have also been suspected of selling their weapons for financial gains.