The latest security force operation targeting high crime police divisions, Operation Relentless II, is continuing to bear fruit with the seizures of two firearms in separate incidents in St James.
In the latest incident in Albion, St James three people were taken into custody in connection with the seizure of a Browning Single Action pistol. A woman was among the people taken into custody.
Reports are around 4:30 on Saturday afternoon, a police team raided a residence where the gun seizure and arrests were made.
Earlier in the day, a team from the Joint Anti-gang Task Force, conducted a special operation in Cornwall Courts, St James where a Taurus pistol and 10 rounds of ammunition were seized.
Two people, a man and a woman, have been taken into custody in relation to this seizure.
Reports are about 6:00 am the police team conducted a search of a premises when the firearm was found in a closet.
Operation Relentless II is a joint operational initiative that targets gangs and their illicit activities. It is being deployed as a tool in the divisions with the highest incidence of violent crime.
The major police operation has already resulted in a massive cocaine bust at the Ian Fleming International Airport in St Mary on Friday.
Members of the Narcotics Division and the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigations Branch, with support from United States law enforcement agencies, carried out an operation at the airport where over 1000 pounds of cocaine destined for Canada was seized. The drug has an estimated street value of USD 25,000,000.
The two guns seized in St James on Saturday brings the total number of seizures to five since the start of the operation on Friday. The other three firearms were seized in St Catherine within the first 24 hours of the launch of Operation Relentless II.