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More than 100 illegal guns seized since January — police

Published:Friday | February 3, 2017 | 2:57 PM

Assistant Commissioner of Police Clifford Chambers is reporting that more than 100 illegal firearms have been recovered since the start of the year through the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) ‘Get the Guns’ campaign.

According to ACP Chambers, the seizures are part of sustained efforts by the security forces to reduce criminal activities.

The crime-fighting initiative aims to intercept illegal guns entering Jamaica and to take them from criminals.

ACP Chambers says illegal firearms were used on more than 80 per cent of murders last year.

Last year, 689 illegal firearms were seized along with 9,376 assorted rounds of ammunition.

This resulted in 1,436 persons being arrested for breaches of the Firearms Act.