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​Barrel from US packed with guns and ammo seized at Newport West

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 11:41 AM

The Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch has launched a major investigation following the discovery of a cache of guns and more than 500 rounds of ammunition in a barrel at a container terminal in Newport West, Kingston.

The police say the discovery was made yesterday afternoon during a joint operation with the Contraband Enforcement Team of Jamaica Customs.

The police say the barrel was shipped from the United States to an address in the Kingston 11 area.

According to the police, the barrel contained four pistols, a Hi-Tech semi-automatic pistol and a M16 rifle and seven assorted magazines.

The police say they also seized 507 assorted rounds of ammunition.