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Three illegal firearms seized in Stand Pipe

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2017 | 4:47 AM

The Police have seized three illegal firearms and assorted rounds of ammunition in the St Andrew community popularly called Stand Pipe.

The police say the seizures were made during special operations on Cedar valley Road, Kingston 6, between 5:30 yesterday morning and midday.

Four men were reportedly taken into custody in connection with the seizure.

The identities of the four men in custody are being withheld pending further investigations.

However, the police say they are expected to be interviewed in the presence of their attorneys at the earliest convenient time.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Terrence Bent, says there has been an increase in gun activity in the Standpipe area in recent times.

He says the operation was a direct response to those reports.

SSP Bent says the main intent was to seize illegal firearms and ammunition and arrest the violence producers.