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AK47 rifle among four illegal guns seized yesterday

Published:Wednesday | May 17, 2017 | 5:03 PM

Four illegal weapons, including an AK47 rifle and 37 rounds of ammunition were reportedly seized by the police in separate locations yesterday.

The police say nine persons were arrested in connection with the seizures.

A release from the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force says a Smith and Wesson pistol with eight rounds of ammunition were taken from a man in the May Pen bus park in Clarendon about 11 o'clock in the morning.

The man was subsequently arrested.

Another man was arrested in the parish about 3 o'clock in the afternoon after a pistol with three rounds were seized at a house in Four Paths.

Meanwhile, the CCU says a Taurus 9 millimetre pistol with a magazine containing three rounds were seized at a house in the Eqypt housing scheme in Trench Town, south St Andrew about 6:30 in the evening.

There was no arrest.

It says about 9 o'clock last night an AK47 rifle with 23 cartridges were found in a makeshift kitchen in the Corletts Avenue area of Spanish Town.

Seven men were subsequently arrested in connection with the find.