Twenty-four persons have been arrested and three firearms seized during police/military operations in several St. Catherine communities, today (June 25).
The operations, aimed at suppressing and dismantling criminal organizations and apprehending their members, began at approximately 3:00 a.m. and impacted several communities including St. Jago Heights, Jones Avenue, Rivoli, Laureston, March Pen road, Buck Town and Homestead.
According to police reports, in the latest operation which took place in the New Nursery area, a Smith and Wesson firearm and 14 rounds of ammunition were seized.
One man was arrested.
Hours before that seizure, at about 9:55 a.m., A Hi-point pistol was seized, along with seven rounds of ammunition, in a heavily vegetated area of the Spanish Town bypass.
No one was arrested.
And less than an hour earlier, a man was taken into custody following the seizure of an AK47 rifle and 10 rounds of ammunition on Jones Avenue in Spanish Town.
In the meantime, the police are advising the public that they can play their part in creating safer communities by reporting illegal firearms, gangs and suspicious activities by calling Crime Stop at 311.
A reward is offered for information that leads to the seizure of illegal weapons as these operations will be ongoing.