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December 10, 2013
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Firearms, ammo seized in police raid

Police in the Corporate Area and St Catherine seized two firearms and several rounds of ammunition in three separate incidents on the weekend.

In the first incident on Saturday, several rounds of ammunition were seized by the police in the Johns Pen area of St Catherine. There was no arrest in connection with the seizure.

Reports from the Spanish Town police are that between of 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., the lawmen were conducting an operation in the area when a premises was searched. One 9 mm magazine containing ten 9 mm rounds of ammunition was found.

In the second incident, the Hunts Bay police seized a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in Kingston 11 on Sunday. One man was taken into custody in connection with the seizure.

inflict wounds

Reports are that about 7 a.m., the suspect was allegedly involved in a dispute with another man when he used the weapon to inflict several wounds to the complainant. The lawmen were alerted to the scene where the suspect was seen with the weapon, one .40 calibre pistol with a magazine containing five .40 rounds of ammunition.

The identity of the man taken into custody is being withheld pending further investigations.

In the third incident, a team of officers conducted an operation on George Mason Drive, Lawrence Tavern, St Andrew, yesterday. This resulted in the seizure of a firearm and a single round of ammunition. One man was taken into custody in connection with the seizure.

Reports from the Lawrence Tavern police are that about 7:30 a.m., the lawmen were conducting an operation in the area where premises were searched. One home-made firearm and one .38 cartridge were found.

The identity of the man is being withheld pending further investigations.

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