Police make major firearm seizure in St Catherine

Friday, May 13, 2016

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Police High Command is commending the St Catherine North Police for the seizure of several high-powered firearms in McCooks Pen, St Catherine on today. Nine people were taken into custody in relation to the seizure.
Reports are that following several months of intense investigations and intelligence gathering the police launched a special operation in an area called ‘Gun Farm’ in McCooks Pen, where the cache of weapons was seized.
The weapons include:
• Two AK-47 rifles with three magazines
• One M16 rifle with three magazines
• Two Glock pistols
• One Smith and Wesson revolver
• One Dessert Eagle Pistol
• One .357 Magnum Revolver
• 267 assorted rounds of ammunition
• One ballistic vest
This operation formed a part of the ‘Get the Guns Campaign’ that has netted approximately 234 firearms and over 3500 rounds of ammunition between January 1 and May 13 of this year, the police said. Similarly, the month of May has so far recorded the seizure of 18 firearms and 408 rounds of ammunition.


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