Three guns seized in seven hours


May 05, 2016

The coordinated efforts of lawmen in the St Ann, Kingston Western and St Andrew South divisions have led to the seizure of three firearms and several rounds of ammunition in less than eight hours during operations between Tuesday and yesterday.

In the first incident, which occurred about 11:30 p.m., officers attached to the Seaview Gardens Police Post were on patrol in the area when a group of men ran upon seeing the lawmen. One of the men was accosted and searched, and a Browning 9mm pistol with a magazine containing eleven 9mm rounds of ammunition was seized from him. The man was taken into custody, but his identity is being withheld pending further investigations.

Just five hours later, about 4: 45 a.m., the Denham Town police were on an operation along Chestnut Lane, Kingston 14, when a chicken coop was searched and a Kel-Tec pistol along with magazine containing eleven 9mm rounds of ammunition was found. No one was arrested in connection to this seizure.

At about 6:30 a.m., the St Ann's Bay police took one man into custody following the seizure of one .380 pistol and seven .380 rounds of ammunition while on an operation in Steer Town.

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