No charges yet in guns, ammo seizures


March 07, 2016

Up to late last night, three people taken into custody in connection with the seizure of four guns and several rounds of ammunition in separate incidents over the weekend have not been charged.

The seizures were made by police officers from the Discovery Bay, Lionel Town and Runaway Bay police stations.

The first seizure took place on Friday, between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., on Dairy Road, Discovery Bay, St Ann. Reports are that a man went spearfishing and noticed an object at the bottom of the sea. He retrieved the object, which turned out to be a firearm. The police were called and the firearm handed over to them.

The second incident took place about 11:20 p.m., in the Lionel Town area where one man was taken into custody after a .357 Magnum revolver with three .38 rounds of ammunition were taken from his person.

Reports are that the accused was at a bar when he was searched by the police and the firearm was found. He was taken into custody, however, his identity is being withheld pending further investigations.

The final seizure was in Runaway Bay on Saturday about 8:30 a.m. in Salem, Runaway Bay, St Ann.

Reports are that the police were carrying out investigations that led them to a premises which was searched and a home-made shotgun with four 12-gauge cartridges along with a home-made handgun with three 9mm rounds of ammunition were taken from the premises. A man and a woman who occupied the house were taken into custody, however, their identities are being withheld pending further investigations.

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