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Several Firearms and Ammunition Seized in Separate Incidents

Published:Monday | March 14, 2016 | 3:00 AM
Acting Deputy Superintendent Dahlia Garrick

The Jamaica Constabulary Force continues to reap success through the Get the Guns campaign, ridding the streets of more illegal firearms and ammunition with a total of four firearms and 51 rounds of ammunition being seized on the weekend.

"Since the launch of the campaign in September last year, up to last week we have seized over 287 illegal guns and more than 3,759 assorted rounds of ammunition. The campaign has been going well and we just want to thank the members of the public who have been supporting the programme, helping us to make their community much safer," head of the Corporate Communication Unit (CCU), Acting Deputy Superintendent Dahlia Garrick, told The Gleaner yesterday.

According to the CCU, police officers attached to the Hunts Bay Police Station were on patrol in the Majesty Gardens area on Saturday when a man was shot and injured during a confrontation with the lawmen. A 9mm semi-automatic pistol with a magazine containing three 9mm rounds were seized following the incident. He was taken to hospital where he was admitted. His identity is being withheld pending further investigations.

The matter has been reported to the Independent Commission of Investigations.

SPECIAL OPERATION

Also on Saturday, a team was carrying out a special operation when a premises was searched and a .38 Smith and Wesson revolver with one .38 round of ammunition was seized. The occupants - a male and a female - were taken into custody.

In Anchovy, St James, the police seized a Glock pistol and two magazines containing thirty-eight 9mm rounds of ammunition after they where alerted to the scene of a robbery. Six persons were taken into custody in relation to this incident and four motor vehicles seized.

In another incident yesterday morning, officers from the Barnett Street Police Station were on patrol in the Barracks Road area when they saw a man run on to a nearby premises. He was subsequently accosted and searched and a 9mm pistol with a magazine containing ten 9mm rounds of ammunition was taken from him. He was also taken into custody.