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DSP questioned in gun probe

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A PROMINENT deputy superintendent (DSP) of police was interrogated yesterday for more than eight hours by senior detectives probing last Thursday's massive gun and ammunition find in the Munster Road community of eastern St Andrew.

A senior a government official, as well as the police High Command, have confirmed that the DSP was taken into custody. Up to news time last night, he was still being questioned. There are allegations that he was picked up after his home was searched by his colleagues.

coordinated operations

In the meantime, a release issued yesterday by Karl Angell, director of communications for the Jamaica Con-stabulary Force, stressed that the police have, over the last three days, conducted a number of coordinated operations in the Kingston Metropolitan Region, which includes the two police divisions in St Catherine.

According to the release, the operations were mainly searches on warrants based on intelligence reports of various premises owned or frequented by both police personnel and civilians. The operations are scheduled to continue over the weekend.

Over 11,000 assorted rounds of ammunition and at least 19 guns, believed to have been stolen from the police armoury on Elletson Road, Kingston, were found at a home on Munster Road. A police sergeant who was assigned to the armoury was nabbed at the scene.