Jamaica: AK-47 among three firearms seized since Friday

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Jamaica: AK-47 among three firearms seized since Friday
Not the firearm mentioned in story.
Not the firearm mentioned in story.

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — The police are reporting the seizure of three firearms, including an AK-47 assault rifle, in separate incidents since Friday.

The constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), said the AK-47 rifle, along with an empty magazine, was found at an abandoned premises on Burgher Lane in Rollington Town, Kingston 2 about 11:20 am on Saturday.

Officers from the Elletson Road Police Station were reportedly searching a section of the community at the time. No one was arrested in connection with the seizure, however the investigation continues.

That same day, a 9mm handgun was seized on Valdez Road in St Catherine. According to reports from the Spanish Town police, officers approached a group of men, who were watching a game of football about 5:45pm.

One of the men allegedly fled and was chased on to a premises, however he escaped, the police said. The premises was searched and the firearm and a magazine containing twelve 9mm cartridges were reportedly found wrapped in a shirt. The police said the search for the suspect continues.

A day earlier, the Manchester police seized a firearm and two rounds of ammunition on Gabby Street in Mandeville in the parish.

Reports are that about 4:30 pm, lawmen were conducting an operation in the community when one .38 revolver loaded with two .38 rounds of ammunition was found at the root of a tree. No one was arrested in connection with the seizure.

While sleuths continue to investigate the cases, they are calling on residents of the respective communities who may be able to assist them to call Crime Stop at 311. People may also call 811 or use the Stay Alert application.

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