Another stash of illegal weapons has been seized by the Police as intensified operations to curb criminal activities over the past week continue.
Among the stash is a high-powered AK-47 rifle, a shotgun, an Uzi sub-machine gun and 53 assorted rounds of ammunition.
The guns were seized during an operation at Stadium East in St. Andrew on Sunday, January 23 about 2:30 p.m. Deputy Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey, who heads the Force’s Crime Portfolio, led the operation. He described it as a part of the JCF’s anti-gang strategy and said, “We are going to push back. This is one effort and we continue with several others…we are going to pull back Jamaica from the hands of these criminal elements”.
The operation was carried out by members of the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC), Specialized Operations, the Canine Division and the Jamaica Defence Force. DCP Bailey indicated that investigators believe that more weapons may be hidden at the location and said the operation would continue into Monday, January 24.
Sunday’s seizure follows the seizure of 20 illegal handguns in St. James on Friday, January 21.
Members of the public are encouraged to share information about wanted men, drugs and illegal firearms with Crime Stop at 311, Police 119 emergency number or the nearest Police Station.