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Three arrested after police find 4 illegal guns, assorted ammo

Published:Sunday | October 26, 2014 | 5:52 PM

Three people are now in police custody following the seizure of four guns and 35 rounds of ammunition in different sections of the country within the last 24 hours.



In the first incident, the police say a .38 revolver was seized on the Grove Place main road in Manchester about 7:20 yesterday morning. It was found along with four 9-millimetre cartridges and three .38 rounds of ammunition.



The police say the recovery was made while carrying out investigations on the scene of a collision. The firearm was found in the vehicle of one of the drivers involved in the accident. He was taken to hospital and admitted under police guard.



Meanwhile, the Montego Bay police seized a Witness .45 pistol with a magazine containing nine 9-millimetre cartridges early this morning. Reports are that about 12:05, while the police were on patrol on Corinaldi Avenue in the Barnett Street area of St. James, the driver of a motorcar with one passenger aboard was searched. The vehicle was also searched and a firearm was reportedly found in a black bag. The driver was arrested.



A few hours later, officers attached to the Spanish Town police seized one Ruger .223 rifle and ten 5.56 rounds of ammunition in the Corletts Road area. No one was arrested.



And about 8:40 this morning, the Old Harbour police also in St Catherine seized a 12 gauge shotgun and nine 12 gauge cartridges while on an operation on Cedar Drive in the town.



The police say premises were searched and a firearm was found on the backseat of a van parked at one premises. One man was arrested.



The identities of the persons arrested are being withheld pending further investigations.



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