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Greenland man charged with keeping illegal firearm

Greenland man charged with keeping illegal firearm

Officers of the Major Crime Team have charged one man with keeping an illegal firearm after a search warrant executed yesterday, October 14, 2020, on a home in Greenland uncovered the loaded handgun.

Dajshon Benjamin, 24, of Greenland, Tortola, is to appear in court today, October 15, 2020, to face the charge, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) stated in a press release.

“Others will likely be also prosecuted in relation to the same weapon,” police stated.


Commissioner of Police Michael B. Matthews has said the recent arrests in firearm-related offences is due to the commendable tenacity of his officers.

Officers deserve the praise- CoP Matthews


According to the release, Commissioner of Police Michael B. Matthews said the recent arrests in firearm-related offences is due to the commendable tenacity of his officers.

“These officers push through many hours, well beyond most of us, to bring about these arrests without public fanfare or applause. Very few will understand or appreciate the patience and diligence required. I know what it requires and will consistently give them the praise and support they are due. They deserve it,” the Commissioner said.

Investigations are continuing into the matter.

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