Get The Guns Campaign reaps success

December 17, 2015

In a little over three months, the police have removed 157 illegal guns and 1,960 rounds of ammunition from the nation’s streets under the Get the Guns campaign.


The initiative, which was launched on Thursday, September 17 to reduce the prevalence of illegal guns has reaped much success, the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) reports.



The majority of guns recovered (34%) were from Area One, which comprises of Westmoreland, Trelawny, Hanover and St. James.


Another 25% was recovered in Area Four, which comprises of most of Kingston and St. Andrew.


The remaining 31 percent was recovered from Area 2 (Portland, St. Mary and St. Ann), Area 3 (Clarendon, Manchester and St. Elizabeth) and Area 5 (St. Andrew North, St. Catherine North, St. Catherine South and St. Thomas).


The campaign is also reaping success overseas, as the Jamaican police aided in the seizure of 13 guns in Haiti which were headed to Jamaica.

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