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More than 1,000 guns, 13,000 ammo seized under 'Get the Guns' campaign

Published:Monday | March 6, 2017 | 1:32 PM
Weapons and ammunition found by the police in McCooks Pen in May last year.

The police are reporting that more than 1,000 illegal guns have been seized in its 'Get The Guns' campaign since it was launched just over a year ago.

Data show that between September 17, 2015 and yesterday, March 5, a total of 1,017 guns were seized.

The majority of the guns were seized in the Police Area One which covers the parishes of Hanover, St James, Trelawny and Westmoreland.

The data show that a total of 303 weapons were recovered by the police in the four parishes during the period of review.

During the same period, police statistics show that law enforcement personnel also seized more than 13,000 rounds of ammunition.

The Police Area Four saw the most recoveries with 4,192 ammunition.

Both the Police Area One and Area Five, which comprises sections of St Andrew, St Catherine and St Thomas, seized more than 3,000 rounds of ammunition over the period.