Police seize 13 firearms, over 2000 rounds in two days

Police seize 13 firearms, over 2000 rounds in two days

Thursday, May 29, 2014

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ST CATHERINE, JAMAICA -- Police operating in Kingston West and St Catherine divisions say that in less than 24 hours, they removed 13 firearms and more than 2,000 rounds of ammunition from the possession of criminals
The lawmen also apprehended a man they believe is the leader of Kingston’s notorious Scare Dem Crew Gang.
The police said they were able to accomplish this in separate incidents between Wednesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 29.
Reports are that about 1:30 pm Wednesday, a team of officers were patrolling Red Pond, Frazers Content in St Catherine when a man was seen acting suspiciously.
When approached by the lawmen, he allegedly threw a bag to the ground. He was accosted and the bag retrieved, searched and a .38 revolver with one 9mm round found. He was taken into custody and according to the police formal charges will be laid.
About 5:20 Thursday morning, police officers carried out an operation on Percy Street in Denham Town, Kingston 14, which led to the apprehension of the leader of the Scare Dem Crew Gang and a female companion. An Uzi submachine gun, a .38 revolver, and a 9mm Bryco pistol containing three 9mm cartridges, were reportedly taken from the couple.
Later Thursday, officers attached to the St Catherine South Division were carrying out stop and search activities along the Cumberland main road when the driver of a Toyota Corolla station wagon was signalled to stop. The driver refused to comply and a chase ensued.
The vehicle was subsequently intercepted and a search of the vehicle revealed a bag containing seven 9mm pistols, two .38 revolvers and just over 2,000 assorted ammunition. The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody.

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