ST ANN, Jamaica – A man described as the mastermind behind the illegal importation of 21 guns into the island in March was arrested in Ocho Rios, St Ann on Sunday.
The man, whose identity is being withheld pending formal charges being laid, was arrested by personnel from the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigations Branch (C-TOC) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force at a party in the parish.
Detectives said the man had been on their radar for some time and his arrest follows months of investigations that featured several lines of enquiry.
Eighteen handguns, three rifles and a large cache of ammunition were seized by the police at a warehouse in Kingston on Friday, March 4. The find was made when personnel from Jamaica Customs noticed anomalies with a package and called in C-TOC.
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