Ammunition found in MoBay community
Security Forces operating in St James under the current state of emergency seized 49 7.62 rounds during an operation in Granville, Montego Bay, last night.
The find brings to 80, the number of assorted rounds found in St James since the start of the state of emergency last Thursday.
According to Major Basil Jarrett, civil military cooperation and media affairs officer of the Jamaica Defence Force, a joint military and police team were conducting search operations in a number of communities across Montego Bay.
The team entered and searched a house on Browns Lane, Granville, and a tin container was found underneath the structure.
The container was opened and the ammunition discovered buried in a powdery substance. The 7.62 round is the ammunition type used in the Kalashnikov type assault rifles that have been linked to numerous murders and shootings in St James.
No arrests were made in connection with the find, however, five persons were detained as part of the operation.