15-y-o girl held with illegal gun


June 20, 2016

A 15-year-old girl was arrested in connection with the seizure of one of three illegal weapons by the police yesterday morning.

The police's corporate communication unit (CCU) reported that the teen, whose identity has not been released, was seen walking along Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston about 5:25 a.m. when she was stopped and searched.

A Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol with eight 9mm rounds were found in a bag she was carrying. She was subsequently taken into custody.

The other two illegal weapons, a Glock pistol along with a magazine containing four .40 rounds of ammunition and an Uzi Par sub-machine gun, with a magazine containing twelve 9mm rounds of ammunition, were seized in Spot Valley, St James.

The CCU said the illegal weapons were found in an abandoned building during a search. No one was arrested.

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