Shotgun seizure, three women arrested

October 25, 2017

 

Seven persons, three of whom are females, were arrested in relation to the seizure of a shotgun in Hopewell Park, Discovery Bay, St Ann.

According to police reports, the shotgun and eight 12-gauge cartridges were seized by the police.

Gary Francis, who is the commanding officer for the St Ann Police Division, said the weapon was found during a predawn operation in which eight 12-gauge cartridges and a number of lead sheets that are used for lottery scamming, along with an electronic gadget containing the personal identifications of a number of individuals were also stumbled upon by the police.

 

Seeking safe haven

 

While celebrating the success of the find, Francis reiterated that the police have increased their operations in the parish since the implementation of Zones of Special Operations in Mount Salem, St James, and Denham Town, Kingston.

"Our operations have been intensified especially since the implementation of the Zones of Special Operations in both St James and Kingston because we are aware that these operations will result in criminals being displaced, seeking safe haven in other areas and anywhere they deem to be safe they will come. We want to make it clear to criminal elements that there is no safe haven in the division of St Ann," Francis told THE STAR.

"We want to reassure our citizens that the police will continue to do the work to ensure that the area and the wider Jamaica is safe to live," he added.

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