A major operation carried out by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), a significant cache of firearms was intercepted at the Freeport Warehouse , Montego Bay, St. James. The seizure took place on Friday, February 9, 2024, around 10:00 AM.

This operation is a significant blow to the transnational movement of illegal weapons from North America into the Caribbean, demonstrating the effectiveness of the combined efforts to combat organized crime and protect our borders.

Utilizing advanced non-intrusive inspection technology, JCA officers detected anomalies within a shipment from Florida, USA, during routine scanning procedures. The suspicious consignment, a blue plastic barrel addressed to a recipient in Bogue Village, Montego Bay, St. James, prompted a thorough examination by the Contraband Enforcement Team.

Hidden among common household items, officers uncovered a total of fourteen firearms and fifteen magazines, cleverly concealed within boxes of powdered detergent. The discovery included:

* Taurus Armas
* HK VP9
* CZP 09
* Beretta APX
* GLOCK 19 Gen4 (slide and frame)
* GLOCK 17
* GLOCK 45 (serial numbers erased)
* Canik TP9
* GLOCK (unspecified model)

This successful seizure is attributed to the diligent application of intelligence and cutting-edge technology, underscoring the commitment of the JCF and JCA to safeguarding our nation against the influx of illegal arms. Our efforts were supported by valuable insights from our international law enforcement partners, further highlighting the importance of global cooperation in our ongoing battle against criminal networks.

A man known only by the aliases CJ, Fugitive and Shippy has been identified as a Person of Interest in this investigation. The authorities believe this man can help advance their investigation and are asking him to report to the nearest police station by 12PM on Wednesday February 14, 2024.

Jamaican law enforcement remains vigilant and dedicated to preventing the flow of illegal arms into the country, ensuring the safety and security of our citizens.

Members of the public are being urged to share any information they believe may be helpful in advancing this and other investigations. Persons may call Police Emergency at 119, Crime Stop at 311, the NIB Tip Line at 811 or a police station near to you.