M-16 among two firearms seized in St James
An AR-15 M-16 rifle and a pistol along with ammo that were seized in separate operations in St James on Friday.

ST JAMES, Jamaica – The St James police are reporting that they seized two firearms and 42 rounds of ammunition during separate operations on Friday morning.

According to an OBSERVER ONLINE police source, officers assigned to the Mount Salem Zone of Special Operation (ZOSO) were conducting a snap raid along Piggott Street in the community where they found a Smith and Wesson semi-automatic pistol with a magazine containing 12 live 9mm cartridges “beneath some rocks”.

Hours later, while acting on information, members of a joint police/military operation from the Norwood ZOSO “conducted a further operation where an AR-15 M-16 rifle with 30 live 5.56 cartridges were recovered”, the police said.

No arrests were made in connection with either gun seizures.

The St James police are investigating.

In the meantime, citizens are being encouraged to call Crime Stop at 311 to report guns and other illicit activities in their communities.

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