Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Illegal firearms seized during gun incidents in Westmoreland, Trelawny

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A Parabellum 9mm pistol, along with five 9mm rounds of ammunition, were seized by the police in Negril, Westmoreland on Thursday, August 22.

A man was taken into custody in connection with the seizure.

Reports from the Negril police are that a team of officers was on an operation in the area when they were alerted to the transportation centre where a dispute involving a firearm was in progress.

On their arrival, the law enforcers searched the area and the firearm and ammunition were found beneath a house in the vicinity.

The identity of the man who was taken into custody is being withheld, pending further investigation.

A day earlier, authorities arrested another man following the seizure of a firearm in Spicy Hill, Duncans, Trelawny.

Reports from the Duncans police are that about 11:25 p.m., a team of officers was on patrol in the area, when they heard explosions in the vicinity. They responded, and on their arrival, a man was seen standing beside a motorcar.

On the approach of the lawmen, he allegedly removed a firearm from his waistband and attempted to dispose of it.

The firearm was retrieved and found to be a Taurus 9mm pistol. 

He was subsequently arrested,

His identity is being withheld, pending further investigation.

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