Police seize firearm in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica— A 9mm Browning pistol and a magazine containing nine rounds of ammunition were seized by the police following an operation in Burnt Ground, Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth on Tuesday, May 17.

Reports from the Santa Cruz Police are that about 12:00 pm, a team of officers was conducting operations in the area when a premises was searched and the handgun found under a tree. Further checks revealed three cellular phones with identity information for people living overseas, which were also seized. No one was taken into custody in connection with the seizure.

Investigations are ongoing.

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