Monday 20 May, 2019

Three-gun haul in West Kingston on day one of the new SOE

The security forces have reported seizing three pistols along with several rounds of ammunition during an operation in Drecketts Place, Kingston 14 amid the state of emergency that was implemented in sections of Kingston and St Andrew on Sunday.

Reports are that an operation was carried out in the area, during which several premises were searched, which resulted in the seizure of a Bryco .22 pistol, two Beretta 9mm pistols, and 35 9mm rounds of ammunition.

No one was arrested in connection with the finds.

The security forces are reminding members of the public that persons residing or visiting the areas within the boundaries of the state of emergency should always have a valid form of identification in their possession.

A release from the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) of the police force said curtailment of activities will be done in accordance with, and with respect to, human rights, and citizens are encouraged to co-operate with the security forces as they seek to restore public peace and general good order in the society.

 Additionally, the police are cautioning the public to be in full adherence of the restrictions that are implemented, and are advising that violators will be prosecuted.

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