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Three guns seized in Regent Street operation

Friday, July 11, 2014    

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POLICE officers from the Kingston Central Division, the Motorised Patrol Division and the Area Four Headquarters, yesterday seized three firearms and several rounds of ammunition during a joint operation on Regent Street in Kingston.

According to the police, between 5:30 am and 11:30 am a team of officers was conducting cordon and search operations when premises were searched and the firearms — one Magnum 12-gauge shotgun, one Browning pistol, with eight 9mm rounds, and one Mac 11 sub — machine gun were found.

According to the constabulary's Corporate Communication Unit (CCU), the operation was carried out in response to "gang feuding and tensions" in the area.

Police, said the CCU, have since launched a series of counter-gang strategies, including "robust operational and proximity/community-based policing initiatives" to help bring back order to the affected communities.

Fourteen people, said the CCU, have so far been taken into custody.

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