Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Woman among three held for illegal gun seized in St Elizabeth

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A woman was one of three persons arrested in connection with the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in Balaclava, St Elizabeth on Saturday.

Reports from the Santa Cruz station are that a police team carried out an operation in George’s Valley district in the parish between 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. During the operation, a house was searched and a Colt 9mm pistol with a magazine containing eight 9mm cartridges was found hidden under a refrigerator.

Three persons—two men and a woman—were arrested in connection with the seizure. Their identities are being withheld pending further investigation.

The seizure brought to a total of 25 firearms being seized by the police nationally within seven days, during which time 332 assorted rounds of ammunition were also seized.

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