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Firearm, ammunition seizures across the island

Monday, January 01, 2018

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting that two firearms and several assorted rounds of ammunition were seized over the last two days across the island.


One firearm and several rounds of ammunition were seized by a team of officers in the Bamboo Ridge community of St Catherine on Monday, January 1. One man was arrested and charged with the offences of illegal possession of firearm, illegal possession of ammunition and escaping police custody.

Charged is 50-year-old Leroy Fennel, otherwise called 'Daddy Ran' of Mount Industry, St Catherine.

Reports from the Glengoffe Police are that about 4:00 am, a party was in session in the area; when Fennel allegedly brandished a firearm and fired two shots. Lawmen responded and the suspect was accosted and searched. One Glock 17 pistol with a magazine containing twelve 9mm rounds of ammunition was found in his possession.

Fennel was taken to the station, and while he was being processed by the lawmen, he reportedly assaulted an officer and escaped. However, he was recaptured.   

He is scheduled to appear before the Linstead Parish Court on Wednesday, January 10, to answer to the charges laid against him.


One .357 Magnum revolver containing four .357 cartridges and one .38 cartridge were seized and one man arrested and charged by the Police on Glen Drive, St Andrew on December 31, 2017.

Charged with illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition is 32-year-old Howard Sinclair, mechanic of Glen Drive, Cassava Piece, Kingston 8.

Reports from the Hunts Bay police are that about 10:00 pm, the Operations Support Team was on foot patrol in the area when a man was seen acting in a manner that aroused their suspicions. He was accosted, searched and the firearm found in the waistband of his trousers. He was subsequently arrested and charged.The court date for Sinclair is to be announced at a later date.



Nine shotgun cartridges were seized by lawmen assigned to the Kingston Western Division during an operation on Spanish Town Road, Kingston 11 on Sunday, December 31, 2017. One male has been taken into custody in relation to the seizure.

Reports are that about 3:30 pm, a team of officers was on patrol in the area when two adjoining premises were searched; a total of nine shotgun cartridges found on the premises in boxes, were seized.

The identity of the person taken into custody has been withheld pending further investigations.