Grenada's Prime Minister, Dickon Mitchell, has admitted that his country is under threat from the illegal importation of guns and ammunition.
The Prime Minister's admission comes less than a week after Dr Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent & the Grenadines, urged the United states to help curb the flow of illegal guns into the region.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica has also been making strong appeals to the US Government to do more to stem the flow of guns into the region, taking that message to Washington recently when he met with officials of the Department of Justice and the FBI.
Mr Mitchell is promising that his administration will be adopting a zero-tolerance approach to illegal firearms in communities.
In recent weeks, guns and ammunition were discovered after searches by Customs and Police officers at Grenada's St George's Port.