Thursday 24 January, 2019

Teen held with illegal firearm in Westmoreland

Westmoreland police have arrested and charged an 18-year-old for illegal possession of a firearm following an operation in a section of the parish on Wednesday.

The accused has been identified as Romaine Beckford of a Chantilly, Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland address.

Reports are that about 11:15 am, police were conducting an operation in Chantilly when they seized one Smith and Wesson .340 Hi-Point pistol with a magazine containing three .40 rounds of ammunition.

Beckford was subsequently arrested and charged in relation to the seizure.

His court date will be announced at a later date.

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