Taxi driver held for illegal firearm

May 12, 2016

A St James taxi operator was arrested in connection with the seizure of an illegal firearm and ammunition in Montego Hills in the parish yesterday.

Reports from the Montego Hills police are that about 12:30 p.m., a police team was on patrol when they accosted a man. The man however fled and discarded an object as he ran. He was subsequently held when it was retrieved, it was found to be an Arcus 9mm pistol loaded with six 9mm rounds.

He is to be interviewed in the presence of his attorney, after which it is expected that formal charges will be laid. 

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