Monday 18 November, 2019

Female among nine taken into custody following gun seizure

File photo of a Glock 9mm pistol.

File photo of a Glock 9mm pistol.

A female is among nine persons who were taken into police custody following the seizure of a Glock pistol with a magazine containing 16 rounds of ammunition that was reportedly found in a speaker box in Falmouth, Trelawny on Friday.

According to a report from the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), the firearm and ammunition were found inside the speaker box during an operation by members of the security forces.

The nine persons who were on the premises at the time the gun was reportedly found there, were subsequently taken into custody.

The seizure and detention of the nine came a week after the security forces carried out a similar raid in the Zion section of the town, where three men were taken into custody following the seizure of two firearms and 12 rounds of ammunition.

Reports from the Falmouth police were that a search warrant was executed at a premises in Zion in the parish, and during the search, a bag with the firearms and ammunition was found under a fence.

The men who were occupying the premises at the time were subsequently taken into custody.

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