Police have charged a man who works at a container terminal for the illegal importation of more than 20 firearms and nearly 800 rounds of ammunition.
Twenty-eight-year-old Jevaughnie McKay, a temporary worker at a container terminal in Kingston, of Cressa Lane, Old Braeton, Portmore in St. Catherine was arrested and charged with illegally importing firearms and ammunition. This followed a formal interview in the presence of his attorney on Tuesday, March 12. He will appear in court on Friday, March 15.
A release from the police said detectives assigned to the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigations Branch (CTOC) made a major breakthrough, with the arrest and charge, in their investigation into the drug bust last month at Kingston wharves.
Reports are that about 10:50 a.m., on Tuesday February 26 a joint operation between the Police and the Contraband Enforcement Team of Jamaica Customs led to the seizure of twenty (20) firearms and seven hundred and ninety-one (791) assorted rounds of ammunition, shipped from an address in the United States of America. Another search was conducted on Wednesday, February 27 where an additional firearm was seized.
Subsequent multi-agency investigations led to the accused, McKay being arrested and charged.
Investigations are ongoing.