Wednesday 25 November, 2020

4 guns including high-powered rifle seized in St James, 2 men held

Two persons have been taken into the custody of the St James police following the seizure of four illegal guns, including an high powered rifle during an early morning operation carried out along Angie Lane, in the gritty Salt Spring community on Monday.

Over 100 rounds of assorted ammunition were also recovered during the operation 

The guns include One AR-15 Colt M16 Rifle with serial numbers erased and one magazine affixed; one  Glock 17 9mm pistol with one magazine affized bearing serial number KGM688; one Taurus 9mm pistol, model PT809 with one magazine affixed bearing serial number TGS98284; and one Taurus 9mm pistol, model PT2417 Pro with one magazine affixed bearing serial number 17160002.

The raid that led to the gun seizures is the latest operation carried out by members of the island's security forces in the voatile St James.

Just six days ago Jamaica's most wanted man, Delano “Prekeh Bwoy" Wilmott was shot and killed during an operation by members of the security forces in Cambridge section of the parish during an early morning operation. 

Wilmot, who hailed from Mother Lane, Retrieve, in Cambridge, St James, was a former high ranking member of the notorious Ratty Gang and was involved in the shooting of two members of the Jamaica Defence Force in St James in 2017. He was also wanted for the murder of a man in Cambridge.

Reports are that Wilmott was shot dead during a raid in the Amity area of Cambridge. A M16 rifle was reportedly seized in the operation.

Prekeh appeared on the police’s radar during the reign of terror by the Ratty gang on residents in Retrieve and Cambridge in St James. He was a former top-level lieutenant of the gang, which was led by Ryan 'Ratty' Peterkin.

Peterkin, who went into hiding after the January 2018 declaration of a state of emergency in St James, was shot dead during a confrontation with the security forces in Westmoreland.


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