KINGSTON, Jamaica— The police are reporting success after targeted raids in three parishes resulted in three guns and over 30 rounds of ammunition being seized, and two people taken into custody.
The operations took place in St Catherine, Clarendon and Westmoreland on Tuesday.
Reports from the Portmore police are that about 5:00 am, a raid was carried out at a house on Wallen Avenue in Braeton, St Catherine and one 9mm Taurus pistol with 10 cartridges was found. Barrington Davis otherwise called ‘Jah Sent’, a 34-year-old musician was subsequently arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.
The Clarendon police also recovered one .38 revolver, containing six cartridges. The weapon was found wrapped in a white merino, in a black bag on an open lot on Windsor Avenue in May Pen. No arrest was made in relation to the seizure.
A 9mm pistol with a magazine containing 16 cartridges and another magazine with five cartridges were found inside a house in Black Heath Road, Georges Plain in Westmoreland by the Frome police. One man was taken into custody pending further investigations.
In the meantime, the police are making an appeal to citizens to report guns, gunmen and gangs by calling the nearest police station or Crime Stop at 311.