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Police seize three firearms in St. Andrew, St. Catherine and Clarendon

Published:Monday | October 10, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Officers assigned to the Linstead Police Station seized two firearms and four rounds of ammunition in St Catherine and Clarendon on Saturday.

The police seized a third firearm from a man in St Andrew.

The police reported that at about 7:25 p.m. on Saturday, they were on patrol and carried out a search of an abandoned container on a property in Ewarton, St Catherine. A Taurus 9mm pistol with a magazine containing four 9mm rounds was found. No one was taken into custody in relation to the seizure.

Later, at about 8:00 p.m., police were on patrol in May Pen, Clarendon, when a robbery was reported. They stopped and searched a 16-year-old boy and took a Smith and Wesson .38 revolver from him. He was said to be involved in the robbery that had been reported.

He was taken into custody; however, his identity is being withheld pending further investigation.

In Gordon Town, St Andrew, one man was taken into custody following the seizure of a Taurus pistol and four 9mm rounds of ammunition in Jackfruit Tree district, Gordon Town also on Saturday.

Reports from the Gordon Town police are that between 3:35 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., a team conducting operations in the area searched a premises occupied by the man and found the firearm and ammunition. Police took him into custody; however, his identity is being withheld pending further investigations.