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Four illegal weapons seized, three arrested

Published:Sunday | March 6, 2016 | 6:03 PM

The police recovered four guns, including one high-powered rifle, at separate intervals and places across the country on the weekend.

Three people, including a woman, were also arrested in connection with three of the finds.

The police in the Kingston Western Division reported that a AK-47 rifle was recovered during an operation yesterday at 2:30 p.m. in Admiral Town. No one was arrested.

About the same time yesterday afternoon, in St James a Hi-Point 9-millimetre pistol was seized on Guinep Tree Lane in Montpelier. The illegal weapon was reportedly recovered from a man who was described as acting suspiciously was searched by a policeman. Two 9-millimetre cartridges were also recovered. The name of the man is being withheld pending further investigations.

Meanwhile in Runaway Bay, St Ann, formal charges have been laid against 26-year-old Khaleel Cameron of Main Street and 25-year-old Natoya Davis of Oracabessa, St Mary in connection with the seizure of two homemade guns; four 12-gauge cartridges and three nine-millimetre cartridges. The illegal weapon and ammunition were found during an operation on Main Street, Salem yesterday morning.

The police are appealing to anyone who may have information that can lead to the seizure of illegal firearms and ammunition, or the arrest of those who breach the Firearms Act to call police 119 emergency number, the National Intelligence Bureau at 811 or the nearest police station.