A team of officers assigned to the St. Andrew Central Police Division seized three firearms and thirty-two assorted rounds of ammunition during three separate operations in Kingston over a 24-hour period.
Five persons, including a woman are in custody.
The first seizure took place on Monday, February 15 about 2:00 p.m.; lawmen were on Upper Ivy Road, Kingston 5. A premises was searched and one .38 Smith and Wesson revolver with five 9mm rounds of ammunition seized. No one was arrested in relation to this seizure.
In the second incident, about 6:10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16, a joint police/military operation was conducted on Terrence Avenue, Kingston 10— a premises occupied by two men was searched; one 9mm Taurus pistol with a magazine containing twelve 9mm rounds of ammunition was seen hidden inside a chest of drawers. The men were subsequently taken into custody in relation to this seizure; however their identities are being withheld pending further investigation.
About 7:00 a.m., the St. Andrew Central Police seized the third firearm for the period, as a house on Ambrook Lane, Kingston 10, that was occupied by two men and a woman was searched. During the operation, one 9mm Beretta pistol with a magazine containing fifteen 9mm rounds of ammunition was found on top of the roof. The three were taken into custody; however their identities are being withheld pending further investigation.