OPPOSITION LEADER APPEALS FOR OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE AMIDST DISAPPEARANCE OF DRUGS AND GUNS FROM POLICE EXHIBITS

Prime Minister Harris is said to be involved

Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas
Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas

Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 9, 2018 – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Leader of the Opposition, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas said Wednesday that a “serious crises exists in the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) and the Ministry of National Security” and called for the assistance of the United States, Canadian and United Kingdom governments in solving the large scale disappearance of drugs, guns and ammunition from the exhibition room of the police and the alleged obstruction by the Office of the Prime Minister in thwarting an investigation.

Dr. Douglas expressed concern that persons who use pseudonyms or aliases and who are surrogates of Prime Minister Harris were “misleading the nationals from the real culprits in the disappearance of exhibits and threats via social media to the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ian Queeley.

During Wednesday’s edition of “Issues” on Freedom 106.5 FM, former Prime Minister Douglas said he was in possession of solid information that indicates that “drugs and guns that were exhibits in the safekeeping of the police and held as evidence for pending criminal trials have disappeared.”

Pointing listeners to several statements by persons on social media who use pseudonyms or aliases and are known to be connected with the Team Unity Government and Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Dr. Douglas expressed the firm view that based on the information posted by these “social media creatures, they would recognise that something is amidst and our Ministry of National Security and the Police Force are in crisis.”

“When these social media characters can post and openly say that drugs and guns were stolen from the exhibit room and make certain statements that other police officers have been involved in this theft of drugs – evidence in impending trials, you must understand the severity, the depth and the width of the crisis that we have, then our police force and the ministry of national security and the country as a whole.

“When characters who speak for the prime minister have spoken on this matter and have made threats and are giving ultimatums to our Commissioner of Police and go as far as naming persons to be involved in this criminal activity, within the heart and the center of our police force, the heart and the center of our own national security, then you understand why the trend of murder, criminal activity, robberies and theft and molestation of our children and females continue unabated under this present regime which calls itself a government,” Dr. Douglas said.

He said it was unfair for persons close to the prime minster to threaten the commissioner of police.

“It is not good for the country for the commissioner of police to be given ultimatums and it is not good for us. If persons who are close to the prime minister can name persons who would have been allegedly involved in this criminal activity of stealing drugs,” said Dr. Douglas, who called on Dr. Harris in his capacity as prime minister and minister of national security, to give an explanation to the country.

Dr. Douglas also said efforts to conduct polygraphs on the police officer who heads the SSU and other members of this unit in the police force have been thwarted by the Office of the Prime Minister.

He said the officials who came from overseas have returned to their home country having failed to conduct the lie detector tests on the relevant individuals who are members of the SSU – Special Services Unit.

Dr. Douglas accused Prime Minister Harris of protecting certain individuals in the police force from taking the lie detector tests thus plunging the police force, the ministry of national security and the nation into a crisis.

“I therefore call in my capacity as the former prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis and the present Leader of the Opposition and Political Leader of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party,

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