15 arrested, 3 firearms and several rounds of ammunition seized in separate operations

Fifteen people are in custody after three firearms and several rounds of ammunition were seized in three separate operations across the island on Sunday.

In the latest incident, at about 6:15 P.M, a team of officers conducted an operation on Martinique Drive, retreat in St. Thomas.

Reports from the Morant Bay police are that a premises was searched and a homemade firearm and one 12- gauge cartridge were found.

Two people, including a woman were arrested and taken into custody; their identities are being withheld pending further investigations.

About two hours earlier, at about 4:30 P.M, one firearm and four rounds of ammunition were seized during an operation in Woodford District, Irish Town in St. Andrew.

Police reports are that a team of officers conducting operation in the area seized a revolver, two 9 MM cartridges, one .38 special cartridge and one .44 cartridge at a cemetery.

No one was arrested.

And in the third seizure at around 12:45 A.M. a single action browning pistol with one magazine affixed containing eight 9MM cartridges was found in Grange Hill District, Westmoreland.

Reports from the Savanna-La-Mar police are that lawmen conducted an operation in the area and during a search of the premises, the weapon was found in a garbage bin in the bathroom.

Twelve men and one woman were taken into custody pending further investigations.


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