Police arrest two men in separate gun seizures

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Police arrest two men in separate gun seizures

Sunday, November 10, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica— The police, this weekend, arrested two men in connection with the seizure of three firearms and several rounds of ammunition, in separate incidents across the island.

According to police, in the first incident, one 9mm pistol with a magazine containing five 9mm cartridges was seized by the officers in Rockfort, St Andrew on Saturday.

It is reported that about 7:55 pm, the police conducted an operation in the area when a man was seen acting in a manner that aroused their suspicion.

He was accosted, searched and the firearm along with the ammunition taken from his waistband. He was subsequently taken into custody. However, the police said his identity is being withheld pending further investigations.

Later that day, during an operation at the May Pen Cemetery, one Jimenez Arms 9mm pistol was seized.

Lawmen said the cemetery was being searched about 12:30 am when the firearm was found. No one was arrested in connection with this seizure.

Lastly, detectives assigned to the Sandy Bay Police Station seized one firearm during an operation in Mount Pelier, Hanover on Sunday.

According to the police, about 6:30 am, an operation was conducted in the area when a house was searched and one .38 revolver pistol was recovered.

One man was arrested in connection with the find, however, the police are withholding his identity is pending further investigations.

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