Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Two held as cops seize hundreds of AK rounds, cocaine in St Elizabeth

Two St Elizabeth men were arrested by investigators from the Narcotics Division supported by members of the military on the Treasure Beach main road in the parish following the seizure of hundreds of AK-47 rounds and a quantity of cocaine.

Reports are that about 11:20 pm on Thursday, during the operation three motor cars were intercepted along the main road.

The vehicles were searched which yielded a 9mm pistol and over 500 AK-47 rounds and one pound of cocaine with an estimated street value of $650,000.00.

A search has since been launched for one of the men who reportedly ran from one of the vehicles and made good his escape in bushes.

Two men were taken into custody. However, their identities are being withheld pending further investigations.

In the meantime, investigators are appealing to anyone who knows the whereabouts of the person who escaped or have any information that may assist with the investigation to contact the Narcotics police at 876-625-2617, 119 police emergency number, 311 Crime Stop or the nearest police station.

 

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