Sunday 16 June, 2019

.357 Magnum revolver allegedly taken from teenager in Portmore

A teenager is expected to be charged under the Firearms Act following his arrest in connection with the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition.

He was apprehended in Beverly Flats, Newlands in Portmore, St Catherine on Saturday, June 8.

Reports from the Portmore police are that about 9:45 p.m., during a police/military operation, the teenager was seen sitting on a bench.

He reportedly ran when he was approached by the police, and was pursued and caught.

He was searched and a .357 Magnum revolver - a very powerful handgun - containing six .38 rounds of ammunition, was reportedly taken from his waistband.

He was subsequently arrested. His identity is being withheld.

Investigations continue into the seizure.

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