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Four guns seized, eight arrested in four police divisions over 24 hours

Saturday, May 18, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police say an assault rifle is among four guns that have been seized in four police divisions over the past 24 hours. A total of eight people have been arrested in relation to the seizures.

A joint police/military team on operation in the St Andrew South Division found the AK47 rifle when they searched an abandoned building on Ashoka Road in Kingston 11, about 12:40 pm on Friday.

The lawmen said it had a magazine containing nineteen 7.62 mm rounds of ammunition. No one was arrested in relation to the seizure, however the Hunts Bay police continue to pursue all leads.

Investigators in Hunts Bay are also probing the circumstances surrounding the seizure of a 9mm pistol on 33 Lane, Kingston 13 about 9:30 pm the same day. One man, who was arrested in connection with the seizure, remains in custody while arrangements for him to be interviewed in the presence of his attorney are finalized.

Friday also saw firearm seizures in the Kingston Eastern and the St Andrew North Divisions.

In Kingston Eastern, a premises on D'Aguilar Road, Kingston 2 was searched about 4:15 pm, and one black Smith and Wesson M&P 9mm pistol fitted with a magazine containing twelve 9mm cartridges was found inside. One man was arrested, however, his identity is being withheld as investigators continue their probe.

The most recent seizure took place on Caledonia Road, Mandeville in the Manchester Division, where one black and grey 9mm pistol was found during the search of a Toyota Corolla motorcar about 4:00 am.

Four men and two women were taken into custody in relation to the seizure.

The police are reminding that under the Get the Guns campaign, informants can receive rewards of up to $100,000 for information that leads to the seizure of firearms and ammunition. Call 311, police 119 emergency number or the nearest police station to give information.

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