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Three killed, four arrested in illegal gun, ammo raids

Published: Sunday December 22, 2013 | 12:48 pm Comments 0
File - An assortment of illegal guns, ammo
File - An assortment of illegal guns, ammo

The police have arrested four men and killed three others in connection with the seizure of seven guns in three separate incidents across the island on the weekend.

Over 100 assorted rounds of ammunition were also seized during the police operations, which occurred over a seven-hour period yesterday.

According to the Constabulary Communication Network (CCN), the first incident occurred along the Port Henderson Road in Portmore, St Catherine about 10:20 yesterday morning.

The CCN says a team of officers on operation in the area accosted four men. The men were searched and a Taurus pistol and eight point 44 rounds of ammunition were found in their possession. All four men were arrested.

Meanwhile in Westmoreland at about 4:05 yesterday afternoon, the police shot and killed three men during an operation to find members of the Alma Gang in Little London. The police say they were attacked by the men who were armed with high powered rifles. The cops responded, killing three of them.

One M16 assault rifle, one Ak-47 rifle, a shot gun, one nine millimetre Taurus pistol and 94 assorted rounds of ammunition were seized.

And the police in west Kingston seized an AK-47 rifle in Arnett Gardens, South St Andrew about 5:45 yesterday afternoon. No suspects have been arrested in relation to that incident.

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