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Three guns, 32 rounds of ammo seized on Christmas Day in western Jamaica

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2015 | 12:05 PM

The police are reporting that three illegal firearms and 32 rounds of ammunition were seized in separate incidents in western Jamaica on Christmas Day.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) says five men have been taken into custody in connection with the seizures, but their identities are being withheld pending further investigations.

In the first incident, CCU says a team was on patrol in Barrett Town, St James last evening when they encountered a group of men who pointed a firearm at them.

It is reported that three of the men were held and a firearm containing eight rounds of ammunition seized.

CCU says shortly after that incident a man who aroused the suspicion of a police team in the Pearl Hill area of Barrett Town was stopped and searched and a 9 millimetre pistol containing nine rounds of ammunition taken from him.

In the other incident, the police say a team was conducting vehicular checkpoint duties on the Long Bay main road in Hanover when the occupants of a motor vehicle was searched and one of them allegedly found with a firearm containing 15 rounds of ammunition.