Two charged with illegal possession of firearmSaturday, September 25, 2021
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – Two men have been charged in connection with the seizure of a firearm and ammunition during a joint police/military operation in Quarry Hill, St Catherine on September 15.
Charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition are 60-year-old Samuel Richards, a taxi operator and 22-year-old James Cameron, a labourer. Both are from Spanish Town in the parish.
Reports from the Spanish Town Police are that at about 8:40 p.m., lawmen were alerted to a candle-light session being held in the community and went to make enquiries.
On their arrival, two men were seen acting in a manner that aroused their suspicion.
The men were accosted and searched. A motor vehicle in the vicinity was also searched.
One Astra A70 9mm pistol with a magazine containing five 9mm rounds was found.
The men's court date is being finalised.