Three arrested after police seize two guns

Three arrested after police seize two guns

Saturday, March 07, 2015

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Three men have been arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearm after they were accosted and searched by police in separate incidents in St James and Clarendon on Friday and Saturday.

In the first instance, about 9:10 pm Friday, a team of officers was reportedly on an operation at Francis Isabella Drive in St James. A man was accosted and searched and one mini Bersa Thunder 9mm pistol and seven 9mm rounds were found in his possession.

He was arrested but his identity is being withheld pending further investigations.

The second seizure took place about 1:30 am Saturday on Rocky Point main road in Lionel Town, Clarendon. Reports are that police officers were on patrol when they accosted and searched two men. The lawmen reportedly found one .44 Magnum revolver along with 5 rounds of ammunition in their possession.

The two, identified as 25-year-old Clayton Lambert and 35-year-old Fitzroy Elliot both of Portland Cottage in Clarendon, were arrested and subsequently charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

They are to appear in the May Pen Resident Magistrate’s Court on Friday, March 13.

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