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Police seize two high-powered rifles in Hanover, St James

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 5:04 PM

The Area One Police are reporting the seizure of two illegal high-powered weapons during two separate operations in Green Pond, St James and Mount Carmel, Hanover this morning.

The police say an M16 rifle with 18 rounds and 5.56 cartridges and an M16 Colt AR-15 rifle with five 5.56 rounds of ammunition were found.

The police say one man has been taken into custody in connection to the find in Hanover.

Law enforcement personnel are increasing their operations in the western parishes which are battling an increase in murders.

Hanover, for example has seen a 100 per cent increase in murders since the start of the year compared with the similar period last year.