Eight illegal guns found out west in four days

March 25, 2019

Hopeton Bucknor

STAR Writer

The Area One police division in western Jamaica is basking in its success following the seizure of eight illegal firearms and over 180 rounds of assorted ammunition in Westmoreland and St James over the weekend.

The gun seizures came on the heels of the death of Amoy 'Pinky' Young, one of St James' most wanted men, during a reported shootout with members of the security forces in Granville on Thursday morning.

A 9mm semi-automatic pistol and two rounds of ammunition were seized during that incident.

According to reports, on Thursday afternoon, the police responded to a flare-up of violence in Salt Spring, St James, and seized an M-16 assault rifle.

The lawmen returned to conduct an operation in Salt Spring on Friday morning. During a search of premises in a section of the community known as Bucktoe Lane, a KM-Tactical AR-15 rifle, a Colt Carbine M-16 rifle, and an Anderson KM AM-15 rifle, along with 68 5.56 rounds, 59 .223 rounds and 10 9mm rounds were seized.

The gun finds continued on Saturday, when a police search of premises at Rose Heights uncovered a .45 semi automatic pistol fitted with a magazine containing 10 .45 rounds, and 24 other assorted rounds of ammunition. Four persons, including a woman, were taken into custody in connection with that seizure.

At the same time, over in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, a 9mm semi-automatic pistol with 11 rounds was seized during a joint military operation along Ricketts Street in the parish capitol.

The cops then raided a night club in Georges Plain, Westmoreland on Sunday morning, and one man was held with a .40 Desert Eagle pistol loaded with three rounds.

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