KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting the seizure of six firearms and 30 rounds of ammunition just a day after the launch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s ‘Get the Guns’ initiative.
Three persons have been taken into custody, while one has been charged in relation to the seizures.
Reports are that on Thursday, officers were conducting operations in Kingston, Clarendon and St Elizabeth when three firearms — two 9mm pistols, a Smith and Wesson Springfield 9mm pistol and a total of 14 rounds of ammunition — were seized.
Police operations were also conducted on Friday in Westmoreland where a 9mm Browning and a magazine containing two rounds of ammunition was reportedly seized at a vehicular check point in Negril. The two occupants of the vehicle were subsequently arrested; however, their identities are being withheld pending further investigations.
Meanwhile hours later, an M16 Assault rifle and 14 5.56 cartridges was seized in a section of the May Pen Cemetery in Kingston. The police said this was during an operation geared towards the search for wanted men, illegal firearms and ammunition, illegal drugs, and stolen items in the West Kingston area.
Lawmen also seized a 9mm Browning pistol and 14 rounds of ammunition during a police/military operation on Regent Street in Kingston.
Reports are that about 9:20 pm, lawmen were on operation when they came upon four men who arouse their suspicion. They were accosted, searched and the weapon reportedly taken from one of them.
Nineteen-year-old Shandel Henry, otherwise called ‘Fatty P’ of Blunt Street, Denham Town in Kingston was charged for illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition. He is scheduled to appear in the Gun Court on Friday.