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St Andrew Central police say more than 50 arrests made for offensive weapons since January

Published:Thursday | April 28, 2016 | 1:28 PM

More than 50 persons have been arrested for offensive weapons in the St Andrew Central Policing division since the start of the year.

Head of the division, Senior Superintendent Millicent Sproul Thomas says a number of those arrested have been underaged students. 

SSP Sproul Thomas says the police are very concerned about the number of offensive weapons on the nation's streets on a daily basis and as a result she says the St Andrew Central Police have taken a zero tolerance approach towards the practice. 


Senior Superintendent of Police, Millicent Sproul Thomas

She was speaking to The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre this morning, following news that the St Andrew Central police seized a tear gas grenade and several rounds of ammunition yesterday in Papine

The items were found in an area of Papine called Premix.

According to reports, a  police team was on operation in the area when a bag with the ammunition and tear gas grenade was found in bushes. 

No one was arrested in connection with the seizure.