Security Forces report seizure of 15 firearms, 140 rounds over 72 hours

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Security Forces are reporting the arrest of several people following the seizure of 15 firearms and 140 rounds of ammunition across various parishes over a 72 hour period.

According to the police's Corporate Communications Unit the following were seized in separate operations across the island:

  • Three firearms, one 12 gauge shotgun along with nine 12-gauge cartridges and two 9mm pistols along with four 9mm rounds of ammunition, were seized in Rose Heights, St James;
  • One 9mm pistol along with five 9mm rounds of ammunition was found on Norman Manley Boulevard in Westmoreland;
  • Three firearms, one Bryco 9mm pistol, two Berretta 9mm pistols along with thirty-five 9mm rounds of ammunition, were seized during the State of Public Emergency in Kingston;
  • One Askel .45 semi-automatic pistol along with three .45 rounds of ammunition was seized in St Elizabeth;
  • One 9mm Beretta pistol along with seventeen 9mm rounds of ammunition was found on Wallen Parkway in St Catherine;
  • One AK-47 rifle was found on Marie Drive in Waterhouse, Kingston 11;
  • One Hi-Point Luger 9mm pistol along with eight 9mm rounds of ammunition was found on Williams Street in Kingston;
  • One 9mm pistol along with thirteen 9mm rounds of ammunition was found along the Four Paths main road in Clarendon;
  • One AK-47 rifle along with twenty-six 5.56 rounds of ammunition seized in Land Lease, Papine, Kingston 6;
  • One M4 Rifle containing five rounds of ammunition was seized during an operation in an area called 'Zambia' in Central Village in St Catherine; and
  • One Detonics 9mm pistol along with one magazine and fifteen 9mm were cartridges seized in Linstead, St Catherine.

“By these seizures we are all encouraged and we will continue to improve on our investigative capabilities as we serve, protect and reassure the citizens of this country,” Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson said as he commended members of the Security Forces.

He also urged investigators to be relentless in their pursuit of evidence related to these seizures, so that those responsible can be held accountable.

The JCF is also encouraging people to assist the police in their investigations by providing information relating to illegal activities by calling the Police 119 emergency number, Crime Stop at 311 or the nearest police station.

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