Saturday 4 July, 2020

Two high-powered rifles, ammunition and more seized in St James

The assault rifles, ammunition and other illegal items which were seized by the security forces in Hollywood Norwood in St James on Thursday afternoon.

The assault rifles, ammunition and other illegal items which were seized by the security forces in Hollywood Norwood in St James on Thursday afternoon.

Five persons have been taken into police custody for questioning in connection with the seizure of two high-powered rifles, a quantity of ammunition and other illegal items in the community of Hollywood Norwood in St James on Thursday afternoon.

During an operation, members of the security forces seized an AK-47 assault rifle, a Colt M16 assault rifle, an AK-47 magazine, an M16 magazine, seventy six 5.56 cartridges, five 9mm cartridges, 52 counterfeit US$100 notes, and 10 sheets of paper containing lottery scam paraphernalia.

The operation was carried out at about 1pm.

Thursday's gun find comes sharply after the police seized a firearm and four rounds of ammunition during an operation in Greenwood in the parish on Tuesday.

Reports are that during an operation at about 12.40 pm on Tuesday, the police seized a 9mm Ruger pistol with a magazine containing four 9mm rounds of ammunition.

No one was arrested in connection with that seizure.

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