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Off-duty cops seize illegal gun, arrest two men

Published:Sunday | August 30, 2015 | 8:53 PM

Two men remain in custody after the police seized a Taurus 9-millimetre pistol and a magazine loaded with seventeen 9-millimetre rounds in Kingston early this morning.

The police Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) reports that the arrests were made by two off-duty policemen about 10 minutes after 3 a.m. today as they travelled home from work.

The CCU says the policemen had observed two men coming from a dance in the area who aroused their suspicion. They say one of them pulled a firearm from his waistband and discharged a round and then handed the weapon to another man, who placed it in his waistband.

The lawmen accosted both men, searched them and seized the firearm and ammunition.