Kingston Eastern cops seize 60 illegal guns since year

July 10, 2017
This Galil Ace 22 rifle that was found in Rockfort, East Kingston, is among 60 recovered by the police in the division.

Since the start of the year, the Kingston Eastern police have seized 60 illegal guns and 771 assorted rounds of ammunition.

The month of June accounted for five illegal firearms and 59 assorted rounds of ammunition, including a high-powered rifle that was stolen from the Haitian Police Department.

Superintendent Robert Walker, who heads the division, said that the intelligence team and the Proactive Investigative Unit (PIU) are chiefly responsible for the successes.

The senior cop said that he is satisfied that the recently implemented strategies are working and that the improved intelligence thrust that is driving the operational activities are yielding the desired results.

"We recognised that total reliance on witnesses and victims is insufficient as in many cases they refuse to corporate," said Walker.

Walker said that it is the criminals who benefit from the silence and they continue to roam the streets and carry out mayhem in communities.

"We are on a mission to make the communities in the Kingston Eastern Division safer for residents and we are confident that with a combination of community engagement, targeted intelligence-led operational activities and improved investigations, we can achieve that goal," Walker said.

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