AK-47, AR-15 among high-powered weapons seized; wanted man arrested

MONTEGO-BAY, Jamaica --- A police search for a wanted man bore more fruits than expected on Tuesday morning when they not only found him but also found several high-powered weapons.

The guns, the wanted man, and four other men are now in police custody following an operation in Canterbury, St James.

The firearms include:

Colt AR 15 rifle with 2 magazines and 25 rounds

AK rifle with one magazine and two rounds

Intratech sub-machine gun with a magazine and no round

Reports are that about 7:40 am, a joint police/military team conducted an operation at upper King Street in Canterbury in search of Kevon Whitehead, otherwise called KJ.

The police said Whitehead was held and a search of his house was conducted. No illegal weapons were found.

However, a search of the exterior and neighbouring premises was subsequently done. The police said it was during this search that the firearms and ammunition were found.

The four other men, ages, 20, 24, 25 and 27, were detained in the vicinity. They are to be interviewed and processed, the police said.

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