Cops seize eight firearms and more than 200 rounds of ammunition

December 06, 2016
Assistant Commissioner of Police Elan Powell (right) who heads the crime portfolio and Terrence Bent, head of the police Area Four.

Some eight firearms and more than two hundred rounds of ammunition have been seized by the cops in six separate areas of the island between Monday, December 5 and Tuesday, December 06.

The Corporate Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force said that two guns and 150 rounds of assorted ammunition were seized during an operation on Peddlers Lane in Mount Salem, St. James on Monday.

In a second incident which occurred in March Town, Green Island, Hanover, lawmen were conducting special operations about 6:00 a.m., when a red and black knapsack was found. It contained six 5.56 cartridges, twenty-four .45 cartridges and eleven 9mm cartridges.

The success of the lawmen continued when another wanted man was arrested and a Colt Commander .45 Semi-Automatic Pistol with a magazine containing nine rounds of ammunition seized on Homestead Road in Rollington Town, Kingston 2.

In another incident, the St. Catherine South Police seized one .22 AR7 Explore Rifle with a magazine containing seven .22 rounds of ammunition in Grange Lane, St. Catherine.

The cops also recovered a Glock 19 pistol in August Town, Kingston 7, and a Taurus 9mm pistol along with eight 9mm rounds of ammunition on Ramsey Road, Kingston 13 on Tuesday evening.

An AK-47 rifle along with a magazine containing twelve 7.62 rounds of ammunition, one M-16 rifle, eighteen 5.56 rounds of ammunition and a M16 magazine were seized on Escarpment Road in August Town in Kingston 7.