Sunday 29 March, 2020

217 guns seized between January and March

Police, between January and March seized 217 illegal firearms across the island, according to figures released by the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

During the same period, 2,408 rounds of ammunition were seized by the police.

And the police continued the good work, seizing five firearms and 50 rounds of ammunition at the start of this week.

The majority of the guns were found in divisions of St Catherine North, St Andrew South and St James.

Thirty authentic firearms and a homemade was recovered in St Catherine North, 27 authentic firearms were seized in St Andrew South and St James yielded 26 authentic firearms and two homemade guns.

Those top three divisions where the most guns were seized between January and March were awarded Monday morning by Acting Commissioner of Police Novelette Grant at the Office of the Commissioner of Police.

FEATURED IMAGE: Senior Superintendent Anthony Powell (St Catherine North) collects from Acting Commissioner Novelette Grant the top prize for the division with most firearms seized.

 

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