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Assault rifle, pistol and ammo seized in Kingston

Wednesday, September 05, 2012 | 1:10 PM    

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KINGSTOn, Jamaica — Police in the Corporate Area seized an AK-47 assault rifle, a pistol and three rounds of ammunition during separate operations yesterday.

Two people have been taken into custody in connection with the seizure.

Police report that they searched a premises at Hanover Street in downtown Kingston and found a Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol with a magazine and eight 9 mm rounds.

Two people were arrested but their identities were not released by the police.

Shortly after the Hunts Bay police seized an AK-47 and three 9mm rounds on Payne Avenue in Tavares Gardens, popularly known as 'Payne Land'.

The cops say they were on patrol in the community, when they attempted to accost a group of men who ran off.

The magazine and rounds were found during a search of the area.

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