Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Passenger charged with firearm found on minibus

Following Friday morning's recovery of a handgun on a public passenger vehicle, the Trelawny police have charged a passenger with illegal possession of firearm.

The police have withheld the identity of the accused who is said to be 32-year-old of a Flankers, St James address.

Reports are that shortly after 9:00am members of the Highway Patrol stopped a minibus, loaded with passengers during a vehicular check point along the Falmouth main road. During a search of the motor vehicle a .45 pistol, loaded with a magazine, containing two live rounds was recovered.

All the passengers were taken to the Falmouth Police Station where they were processed.

The accused who boarded the Ocho Rios bound minibus in Montego Bay, was subsequently charged.

He is expected to appear in the Western Regional Gun Court later this week.

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