Monday 28 September, 2020

Security forces find four M16 rifles in St James

File photo

File photo

The security forces have recovered four illegal M16 assault rifles in St James.

Reports are that in a joint police/military operation in the Ramble Hill area of the parish on Friday morning, the four high-powered weapons were found and seized.

Also seized were bullet-proof vests, ammunition, military fatigues and other related materials some of which are pictured below..

Guns in St James

The find follows the discovery of an illegal AK-47 assault rifle in the neighbouring parish of Westmoreland on Thursday during another major police/military operation in that parish, following the dramatic killing of seven persons, including two children, in a series of vicious gun attacks there on Tuesday.

Security operations have been heightened in Westmoreland since the murderous activities there on Tuesday, while St James has been under a state of emergency since January 28.

Further details are to come on the latest major gun finds in the western parishes.

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