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10 illegal guns, assortment of ammunition seized in 24 hours

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 11:29 AM

The police are reporting that 10 illegal firearms and several rounds of ammunition were seized between Friday and yesterday.

The first seizure occurred about 2:30 a.m. Friday when the Falmouth police in Trelawny carried out a search of a premises and a Millennium G2 Taurus 9mm pistol, a Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol and nine 9mm rounds were seized.

No one was arrested in connection with this seizure.

Hours later, residents summoned the police to North Gully, at Barnett Street in Montego Bay, St James where an assault rifle was found among debris, following the cleaning of a drain.

No one was arrested.

About 11:00 a.m., the Constant Spring police were on mobile patrol when the driver of a Toyota Camry motorcar was signalled to stop.

He complied and the vehicle was searched and a weapon reportedly found. The police did not disclose the type of weapon seized.

The man was taken into custody; however, his name is being withheld pending further investigation.

And the police in St Catherine retrieved a Bersa 9mm pistol with four 9mm rounds of ammunition about 5:00 p.m. in Kensington district during a raid.

The illegal weapon was reportedly thrown over a fence by a man on the approach of the police.

He has been taken into custody.

A .38 Smith and Wesson revolver with five 9mm rounds of ammunition was seized following a search of a man on Gillette Street, also in St Catherine, about 8:30 p.m.

The man was taken into custody.

The speedy response of lawmen led them to a premises in Treadways, St Catherine about 11 p.m. yesterday where two men were accosted and a 9mm pistol, along with six rounds of ammunition was seized.

Both men were taken into custody.

An illegal weapon was handed over to the police following a tussle between a shopkeeper and an armed man about 4:00 a.m. yesterday along Gordon Pennant Road, St Ann’s Bay, St Ann.

The police say a Uzi sub-machine gun with a magazine containing two 9mm rounds and a Browning 9mm pistol with 26 rounds were seized about 6:50 p.m. yesterday during a search of a premises in Black River, St Elizabeth.                           

One man was taken into custody in relation with the seizure.