Two rifles seized in Spanish Town

September 26, 2016

Police Officers seized an AK assault rifle, M16 rifle, 9mm pistol and several rounds of ammunition between Saturday and yesterday in three parishes.

The first seizure took place on Saturday about 2 p.m. when officers were on an operation in Duncans Pen in Spanish Town, St Catherine. Reports are that a premises was searched and an AK47 assault rifle with twelve 7.62 rounds were seized. No one was arrested for this seizure.

A joint police/military operation was later conducted on Okra Lane in Dela-Vega housing scheme in Spanish Town at about 11:05 p.m. A search of a premises resulted in a M16 assault rifle with twelve 5.56 rounds being discovered. One man was taken into custody, but his identity is being withheld pending further investigation.

Hours later, lawmen were on patrol in Dallas Lane in Spanish Town about 2:30 a.m. yesterday, when on seeing the police several men ran. The police gave chase and three of the men were captured and seventeen 9mm rounds were seized.

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