Saturday 15 June, 2019

19 guns and ammo reported stolen from security company in St James

File photo

File photo

The Montego Bay police in St James are probing the reported theft of a cache of firearms and ammunition from a security company in the parish on Saturday.

Police sources have confirmed the loss of some 19 guns and a quantity of ammunition from the company’s office, which was reportedly broken into by unknown individuals.

The parish of St James is currently under a state of public emergency.

A state of public emergency was declared in the western parishes of Westmoreland, Hanover and St James on April 30 of this year. This followed a spate of killings in the three parishes, with the gun being by far the weapon of choice.

Further updates are anticipated in relation to the major gun theft.

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