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Twenty guns, 40 magazines seized at MoBay airport

Published:Friday | January 21, 2022 | 5:12 PM
ACP Clifford Chambers: The 20 guns and and 40 magazines were found during routine checks at the airport.

Twenty handguns and 40 magazines have been seized at the cargo section at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James.

The weapons and magazines were packed in a cardboard box.

Investigators are working to find the people linked to the shipment. 

Head of the Area One Police, Assistant Commissioner Clifford Chambers said a joint investigation is underway by the Jamaica Customs Agency, the St James Police Division and the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigations Branch.

"Whilst this puts a dent in the gun smuggling operation, we want to advise that irrespective of how organised these criminals are and the different levels of their involvement, all efforts will be made to apprehend them and lay charges on them," said Chambers.

He said the weapons and magazines were found during routine checks.

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