Firearms, drugs seized at airport


August 17, 2016

Two firearms and a quantity of ganja were seized in two separate operations at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston last Thursday, police revealed yesterday.

Detectives from the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Division (C-TOC) seized the two firearms at the cargo section of the airport.

Reports are that about 3:10 p.m. employees of a courier service were carrying out security checks on a brown carton box postmarked as having originated in Florida in the United States of America when abnormalities were discovered and C-TOC detectives were called in.

The package was subsequently searched and a .38 Smith & Wesson revolver, a Charter Arm .38 revolver, 184 rounds of assorted ammunition, and a 9mm extended magazine were found. No one was arrested in connection with the find.

Narcotics police seized the compressed ganja found in a restroom at the airport seven hours later. It is reported that about 10:30 p.m., police officers were conducting security checks in a male bathroom at the facility when compressed ganja, weighing just under half a pound, was found. Forensic investigators are now examining the drug to unearth any material evidence.

Investigations continue into both seizures.

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