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Suspected mastermind in guns for drugs trade arrested

Published:Saturday | June 18, 2016 | 6:13 AM

The police say they have arrested the suspected mastermind behind the guns for drugs trade in Old Harbour, St Catherine area.

However, they say his name is being withheld pending further investigations.

The police say they have stepped up operations in Old Harbour in an effort to combat the guns for drugs trade.

They say the latest joint police-military operation yesterday morning resulted in the seizure of one assault rifle and a handgun.

The Police say yesterday morning’s incident has been linked to the seizure of three guns in Old Harbour Bay on Tuesday and the seizure of eight high-powered weapons in McCooks Pen, St Catherine on May 13.

Nine persons were taken into custody in relation to the eight guns.