Cops seize three firearms during operations

June 30, 2022

An early morning operation yesterday in St Catherine, which is still under a state of public emergency, resulted in the seizure of two illegal guns, a quantity of ammunition and other items in Portmore Terrace, Portmore.

Reports from the Portmore police are that between 6 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., the joint police-military team, with the support of the police's canine division, searched several premises and open spaces in the community. Two firearms -- one .45 Glock 21 pistol with a magazine containing ten .45 cartridges and one .20 German Ruger pistol -- were seized. Approximately three pounds of ganja and a quantity of uncustomed cigarettes were also seized. Several persons were taken in for questioning. It is expected that at least one of them will be charged in relation to the seizure of the ganja and uncustomed cigarettes.

Meanwhile, one Kel-Tec sub-machine gun with a magazine containing fourteen .40 calibre rounds of ammunition was seized in a joint operation carried out by the Clarendon police and members of the military also on Wednesday.

Reports from the May Pen police are that between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., the team conducted the operation in Love Lane, Banks district in Clarendon. During their search of a property, the weapon was found in a knapsack that was stashed in a bucket at the back of the yard. Another black knapsack was found which contained a ballistic vest. No one was arrested in connection to the seizure.

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