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Police Commissioner says bullet-making machines seizure has saved lives

Published:Saturday | November 30, 2013 | 2:29 PM

Police Commissioner Owen Ellington says the seizure of two bullet-making machines and over 3,000 warheads at the ports on Thursday has saved countless lives.

The commissioner’s comments come a day after investigators probing the incident confirmed that the machines were shipped from the United States and was destined for the criminal underworld.

On Thursday the police, along with members of the contraband enforcement team, intercepted a barrel with the two bullet-making and reloading machines and 3,300 warheads at Kingston wharf.

In commending the joint law-enforcement effort, Ellingon said the seizure indicates that criminal elements are utilising creative means to arm themselves to further their plans to rape, maim and murder law abiding citizens.

He says the police remain committed to ridding the streets of criminal elements and ensuring that the country’s points of entry stand up to international scrutiny.


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