Sun | Jan 26, 2020

Pre-dawn operation yields 2 high-powered rifles, 139 rounds of ammo in Hanover

Published:Sunday | December 15, 2019 | 1:12 PM

The Hanover police today seized two high-powered rifles and a pistol among a massive assortment of ammunition for which they have arrested three persons.

The Hanover police say an AK-47 and M16 rifles were among 139 assorted rounds of ammunition seized in the pre-dawn operation today.

Among the illegal weapons and ammunition seized were:

  • One M16 rifle,
  • One AK 47 rifle,
  • One Single Action Browning pistol,
  • One M16 magazine,
  • Three AK 47 magazines,
  • Four 9mm magazines – one of which is extended
  • One Uzi Sub-machine magazine,
  •  Fifty- nine 7.62 rounds of ammunition,
  • Sixty-nine 5.56 rounds of ammunition,
  • Twenty 9mm rounds of ammunition and
  • One .45 round of ammunition.

A release from the Corporate Communication Unit (CCU) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said the massive ammunition and weapons find resulted from a pre-dawn operation carried out by a team from the Hanover police in Dry Hill district where a house was searched.

Three persons, including a female, were taken into custody in relation to the seizure. However, their identities are being withheld  pending further investigations.

Divisional Commander Superintendent Sharon Beeput said the operation forms part of the operational strategy to ensure the safety and security of residents and visitors alike with several events scheduled to take place throughout the parish during the Yuletide season.

This morning's seizure brings the tally of firearms and ammunition seized in the month of December to 18 firearms and 525 assorted rounds of ammunition.

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