Three illegal firearms recovered


January 18, 2016

The Get the Guns Campaign continues to flourish with the seizure of three firearms across the island on Saturday, bringing the total number of guns seized to 23 since the start of the year.

The first weapon was seized in Penfield district, Gordon Town, St Andrew, about 2 p.m. Reports are that the police were on operation in the area, when they observed a motor vehicle covered by a tarpaulin. A search revealed a Smith and Wesson revolver and two .38 cartridges on top of the vehicle.

abandoned building

In the second incident, the Falmouth police seized one 9mm pistol with three 9mm rounds of ammunition during an operation in Granville, Falmouth, Trelawny. Reports are that about 2 p.m. police were on operation when an abandoned building was searched and the firearm and ammunition recovered.

Over in St. Thomas, officers on enquiry in Back Bush, Morant Bay, recovered an AK-47 assault rifle about 6:30 p.m. No one was arrested in connection with these seizures.

The police are, however, continuing to ramp up efforts across the island to seize illegal weapons, and take into custody those who breach the Firearms Act.

Persons with information that can lead to seizure of illegal firearms and ammunition or the arrest of those who breach the Firearms Act are being asked to contact the police 119 emergency number, the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) at 811, or the nearest police station.

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