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JCF probe uncovers firearm linked to 16 murders

Published: Saturday September 29, 2012 | 7:30 am Comments 0
Police Commissioner Owen Ellington
Police Commissioner Owen Ellington

The Jamaica Constabulary Force has revealed that analysis using its Integrated Ballistics Identification System has shown that a firearm, which is still in the hands of criminals, was used to kill as many as 16 people over a two-year period.

Quoting from the analysis in the weekly Force Orders released yesterday, Police Commissioner Owen Ellington said the nine-millimetre pistol was linked to eight crime scenes in the St Catherine North and South police divisions between 2010 and 2011.

He says it shows the level of movement of armed criminals or firearms concealed in vehicles and on the person.

In addition, Ellington says for the period January to April 13 this year, 76 firearms were linked by ballistics to two or more crime scenes across the country.

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