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Two arrested following high-powered weapons seizure

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2015 | 6:25 PM

The Trelawny police say two men have been taken into custody over this morning's seizure of 11 guns and a rocket-launcher during a spot check.

The men were reportedly stopped while travelling in a pick-up along the Scarlett Hall area of the North Coast leg of Highway 2000. The guns and rocket launcher were found in a barrel.

An investigator says the weapons were concealed in what he called a well-taped and packaged parcel.

Meanwhile, the police are cautioning motorists against alerting persons of the presence of cops on the roads. Deputy Superintendent Odeen Dennis told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that the men almost eluded the police because of the flashing of headlights by some motorists to warn of their presence.

Fortunately, Dennis says the police saw what was happening and thwarted the bid to escape. The senior policeman is warning motorists to desist from doing this because, according to him, many lives could be lost based on the number and types of guns seized.

Some of the weapons seized included a rocket launcher, an M-16, an AK 47, a Sniper Rifle, one Intratek Submachine, a Uzi Submachine.

The police say 16 guns have been recovered in the parish since the start of the year.