The police say they have arrested several people and seized 15 firearms and 140 rounds of ammunition across various parishes in 72 hours.
In a release Tuesday evening, September 25, they gave details thus:
- Three firearms — one 12 gauge shotgun along with nine 12 gauge cartridges and two 9mm pistols along with four 9mm rounds of ammunition seized in Rose Heights, St. James;
- One 9mm pistol along with five 9mm rounds of ammunition found on Norman Manley Boulevard in Westmoreland;
- Three firearms – one Bryco 9mm pistol, two Berretta 9mm pistols along with thirty-five 9mm rounds of ammunition seized during the State of Public Emergency in Kingston;
- One Askel .45 semi-automatic pistol along with three .45 rounds of ammunition seized in St. Elizabeth;
- One 9mm Beretta pistol along with seventeen 9mm rounds of ammunition found on Wallen Parkway in St. Catherine;
- One AK-47 rifle found on Marie Drive in Waterhouse, Kingston 11;
- One Hi-Point Luger 9mm pistol along with eight 9mm rounds of ammunition found on Williams Street in Kingston;
- One 9mm pistol along with thirteen 9mm rounds of ammunition found along the Four Paths main road in Clarendon;
- One AK-47 rifle along with twenty-six 5.56 rounds of ammunition seized in Land Lease, Papine, Kingston 6;
- One M4 Rifle containing five rounds of ammunition seized during an operation in an area called ‘Zambia’ in Central Village in St. Catherine; and
- One Detonics 9mm Pistol along with one magazine and fifteen 9mm cartridges seized in Linstead, St. Catherine.
Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson commended members of the Security Forces following the seizures. He stated that “by these seizures we are all encouraged and we will continue to improve on our investigative capabilities as we serve, protect and reassure the citizens of this country,” He also urged investigators to be relentless in their pursuit of evidence related to these seizures, so that those responsible can be held accountable.
Citizens are also being encouraged to assist the police in their investigations by providing them with information relating to illegal activities by calling the Police 119 emergency number, Crime Stop at 311 or the nearest Police Station.
By Franklin McKnight