Thursday 26 November, 2020

Suspect held after submachine gun, ammo bagged in ‘Vietnam’, St James

File photo of an Uzi submachine gun.

File photo of an Uzi submachine gun.

A man is to face the court to answer to charges of illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.

The weapon and ammunition were reportedly found during a joint police/military operation on Merv Lane in Vietnam district, St James on Wednesday, November 4.

Reports from the Barrett Town police are that about 1:30 pm, law enforcers were in the area when a premises that was occupied by the man was searched and an Uzi submachine gun with a magazine containing fifteen 9mm rounds of ammunition was found.

The man was subsequently arrested.

His identity is being withheld, pending further investigation by the police.

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