Police arrest man after finding gun in sock during operation

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A man was arrested in connection with the seizure of an illegal firearm and several rounds of ammunition in Linstead, St Catherine on Friday.

Reports are that about 11:15 pm, a joint police/military team was on patrol in an area of East Avenue known as ‘Kats Corner’ when they saw a man throwing an object over a fence.

The police said the man was accosted and the object — which was contained in a dark blue sock — was retrieved. Further checks revealed a .38 revolver, loaded with six .38 rounds of ammunition, inside the sock.

The police said the man’s identity is being withheld pending further investigations.

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