Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Cops charge men held in raid that netted six guns, 100 rounds

The two men who were held in connection with the seizure of a cache of weapons and ammunition in Westmoreland on Friday, July 17, have been charged.

They are 33-year-old Tonio Gooden and 23-year-old Alphanso Bruce, both of Barracks Road in Westmoreland.

They have been charged with illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.

They were arrested after a targeted operation carried out by sleuths assigned to the Specialized Operations Branch led to the seizure of six firearms and more than 100 rounds of ammunition.

An AK47 rifle was among the cache of guns seized, which also included five handguns. One hundred and thirty eight assorted rounds of ammunition, hundreds of thousands of dollars in Jamaican and United States currencies, cellular phones and lead sheets were also seized.

The men’s court dates are being finalised.

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