UPDATE: Suspected gun traffickers charged following firearm, ammo seizure on Marcus Garvey Drive
KINGSTON, Jamaica– Three men who are believed to be gun traffickers were arrested and charged following the seizure of two firearms and several rounds of ammunition on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston on Thursday, November 23.
The men have been charged with the offences of possession of prohibited weapon, unauthorised possession of ammunition, trafficking of prohibited weapon and possession of a prohibited weapon with intent to traffic.
29-year-old Nicholas Freeman otherwise called ‘Nicko’, of Trinidad Road, Kingston 11;
23-year-old Ryan Morrison otherwise called ‘Alfred’, a construction worker of Belvedere district, St Andrew;
21-year-old Akeem Moore, otherwise called ‘Brown Chops’, of Steer Town, St Ann and Pleasant Heights, Rockfort, Kingston 2.
Reports from the Denham Town police are that around 6:30 am, lawmen carried out an operation on Marcus Garvey Drive, Kingston where a blue Toyota Yaris motorcar with the three men abroad was searched. During the search, a Taurus 9mm pistol with a magazine containing six cartridges and a .38 revolver containing six cartridges were found inside of the motor car.
All three men were taken into custody and were charged after a question and answer session on Wednesday, November 29.
Their court date is not yet finalised.