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Commissioner of Police hails colleagues for extraordinary efforts

Sunday, January 19, 2014 | 8:40 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington is commending members of the Constabulary for especially the productive work they have undertaken over the last seven days.

Over the past seven days, the Police seized 17 firearms, which included several high-powered weapons, and 462 rounds of assorted ammunition. The lawmen also seized over 3000lbs of marijuana and destroyed an estimated half-acre of marijuana in one of the operations.

“The tremendous effort exerted by the men and women under my command must be commended. I am heartened by their efforts as we seek to get crime under control. Congratulations to the dedicated and competent officers involved in these operations,” said Ellington.

The Police Commissioner also praised officers from the St James Division who intercepted a stolen motorcar with armed robbers and recovered a firearm after they opened gunfire at the police about 8:30 pm on Friday night.

Commenting further Ellington said the operations were a major success and the police will continue to crackdown on all illegal activities and bring offenders to justice, while at the same time upholding the human rights of every person within the boundaries of Jamaica.

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