Police reports state that 12 firearms and over 100 rounds of ammunition have been seized following operations they’ve conducted over the past 24 hours.
The Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) says eight persons have been taken into custody in connection with the seizures. They however state that their identities are being withheld until investigations are concluded.
CCU says six firearms were recovered in St James, which has already recorded more than 100 murders this year. Additionally Three firearms were seized in Kingston and St Andrew and one each in St Thomas, Mandeville and St Catherine.
Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams says this seizure demonstrates the resolve of the police to remove guns from criminals.
Williams also said that the weapons were seized without any gunfire and said this was a clear demonstration of professionalism.
-Source: The Gleaner