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Five arrested after illegal gun, ammo seized in Vineyard Town

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2016 | 5:15 PM

Five people have been arrested in connection with the recovery of an illegal firearm and several rounds of ammunition.

The weapon and ammunition were seized by the police during an operation in Bonnie View, Vineyard Town, Kingston yesterday.

The police's Corporate Communications Unit reports that about 10:45 last night, a police team from Mountain View conducted an operation in the area when they stopped to search a premises and found one Sig Sauer pistol containing nine nine-millimetre rounds hidden behind a barrel.

The police say the names of the five arrested are being withheld pending further investigation.