Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Six guns and over 100 rounds of ammunition seized in Westmoreland

A targeted operation carried out by sleuths assigned to the Specialized Operations Branch led to the seizure of six firearms, more than 100 rounds of ammunition and the arrest of two men on Barracks Road in Whithorn, Westmoreland on Friday, July 17.

Reports are that during the operation, between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:00 pm, officers went to a premises and carried out a search.

One (1) AK47 rifle, two (2) 40 calibre pistols, three  9mm pistols, one-hundred and thirty-eight (138) rounds of ammunition, US$ 6,760, JM$ 227,000, twenty lead sheets (identity information) and three (3) cellular phones were seized.

Two men were also apprehended in the raid.

Police said the identities of the men are being withheld as investigations continue.

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