$150,000 for recovery of rifles

September 04, 2017
Members of the joint forces take control of the Mount Salem Community in St. James.

The Government is offering $150,000 for information leading to the seizure of rifles and submachine guns in Mount Salem, St. James. The community, on Friday, became the first Zone of Special Operations.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced that $100-million reward programme for information from the public leading to the recovery of firearms, ammunition and explosives.

Rifles and Submachine guns — $150,000

Semi-automatic, pistols and shotgun — $100,000

Revolvers — $75,000

Explosive — Negotiable

Ammunition — Negotiable


In the meantime, Holness has announced a $20-million reward scheme, which will be put in place for assistance in apprehending high-profile criminals.

"We will be identifying the top-20 violence producers in Jamaica and we will be offering $1 million for each of them," said Holness.


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