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Over 100 illegal firearms destined for Jamaica seized in Florida

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A major multi-agency transnational investigation is now underway by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and their United States law enforcement counterparts, following the seizure of over 100 illegal firearms.

Along with the firearms, an assortment of ammunition was seized by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Outbound Enforcement Team (OET) at Miami International Airport  in Florida, in a shipment destined for Jamaica.

Reports are that on November 13, the CBP and OET were conducting routine security screenings at the airport when two blue barrels and two cardboard boxes which were listed as comprising household and food items, were found to contain 119 firearms and 267 assorted rounds of ammunition.

Among the weapons seized are:

• Four rifles

• 115 pistols

• 103 9mm cartridges

• 50 .357 catridges

• 50 .45 cartridges

• 24 .40 cartridges

• 40 .223 cartridges

• 139 magazines

• and several firearm accessories, to include handgun backstraps, magazine parts, pistol grips and butt stocks.