PORTLAND, Jamaica — A Glock pistol has been handed over to the Portland police under the ongoing gun amnesty.
According to the police, about 1:00 pm on Thursday they received information that led to the 9mm weapon and two magazines being handed over to the sub-officer in charge of the San San Police Station in the parish.
“I thank the team that participated in this operation and all the members of the Portland police division for their continued efforts which are reaping success,” said Superintendent of police in charge of the Portland division, Lloyd Darby.
The gun amnesty, which began on November 5, is scheduled to end at midnight on November 19. It is an opportunity for individuals who may be in possession of an illegal or unregistered firearm or ammunition to surrender the items to the state without fear of prosecution.
The period of gun amnesty was announced last month after the Firearm (Prohibition, Restriction and Regulation) Act 2022 was passed in the House of Representatives, which is aimed at imposing stiffer penalties for gun offences.