Friday 24 May, 2019

Three-gun kid? AK-47, M16 among weapons linked to suspect

Trelawny police seized three illegal firearms, including two high powered rifles, during an operation in the parish on Monday.

A man and a woman have been taken into custody in connection with the seizure of the weapons - an AK-47 rifle, an M-16 rifle and a 9mm pistol - two of which were allegedly found at a home belonging to one of the suspects.

Reports from the Falmouth Police are that about 11:30 am, during an operation on the Kerry Park main road, the driver of a motor car was stopped.  

The vehicle, the driver and a passenger were searched and a Beretta pistol with a magazine containing seven rounds of ammunition was reportedly found.

Further investigations reportedly led officers to Samuel Prospect in the parish, to the home of one of the suspects. 

A search of the premises was carried out and an AK-47 rifle, an M16 rifle, and 52 cartridges were seized. A number of lead sheets apparently used for lottery scamming were also reportedly retrieved.

Both persons were subsequently taken into custody. Their identities are being withheld pending further investigations.

Loop News is tracking this developing story. More details later.

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