Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Wanted man held, ammo/gun seized in operations in August Town, Mt View

Ten persons, one of them wanted for murder, remain in police custody following their arrest during a joint police/military operation in the troubled August Town community in St Andrew on Thursday.

A handgun and more than 70 assorted rounds of ammunition were seized during the operation.

Reports are that about 4:00 a.m., the security forces executed 36 search warrants in the communities of Bedward Gardens, May Lane, Jungle 12, Goldsmith Villa and Hermitage. This led to the seizure of seven 5.56 rounds of ammunition and one 7.62 cartridge.

During the operation, 66 persons were detained. Nine of them were identified as persons of interest in ongoing police investigations, while one man was identified as being wanted in a case of murder.

The processing of the detainees continues.

Meanwhile, in a secondary operation that was conducted on Mountain View Avenue in East Kingston, a man was taken into custody following the seizure of a Glock pistol, three magazines and seventy two 9mm rounds of ammunition.

The man’s identity is being withheld, pending further investigation.

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