FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION SEIZED IN KINGSTON EASTERN DIVISION
September 26, 2020 – The Kingston Eastern Police seized three firearms—one of them an assault rifle—in two incidents in the division on Friday, September 25.
In the first incident, about 5:30 p.m., a police team that was on McWhinney Street, Kingston 16 reportedly saw a group of men fleeing. Lawmen then searched the area and one Mac-10 sub-machine gun with a magazine containing fourteen 9mm rounds of ammunition was found in a refrigerator.
No one was arrested in relation to this seizure.
In the second incident, about 9:40 p.m., lawmen were on Foreshore Road in Port Royal, Kingston 1 when they saw a motor car travelling along the roadway with three men aboard. The men’s actions allegedly aroused the cops’ suspicion and the driver of the motor car was signalled to stop; he complied.
The Police team subsequently searched the motor vehicle and found one AK-47 assault rifle with a magazine containing twenty 7.62 rounds of ammunition as well as one 9mm Taurus pistol with a magazine containing thirteen 9mm rounds of ammunition.
All three men were taken into custody; their identities are being withheld pending further investigations.
Investigations continue into both incidents.