Friday 22 March, 2019

Illegal gun allegedly seized from JDF soldier in Kingston

A member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard is in police custody after being allegedly held with an illegal firearm in East Kingston.

Reports are that about 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday, members of the Kingston Eastern police operation team were on patrol in the Oliver Road, Rockfort area when the soldier, who was seen walking along the road, was stopped and searched.

A pistol with the serial number erased, and a magazine containing 13 bullets, were allegedly removed from his waistband.

The military man was taken into custody and the firearm seized by the police.

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