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Over 12,000 rounds of Ammunition seized since the start of 2017

by August 17th, 2017

Police are reporting that they have seized more than 12,000 rounds of ammunition, since the start of the year.

Statistics from the Jamaica Constabulary Force reveal that between January 1 and August 13, cops seized 12,384 rounds of ammunition.

For the same period, 536 firearms were also recovered.

The figures do not include the most recent incidents in St James and St Andrew, which occurred this week.

On Monday, the Constant Spring Police conducted an operation and seized several rounds of ammunition on Broadway Road, Kingston 8.

Reports are that about 11:10 a.m., a team of officers conducted an operation at a premise and seized 334 12-gauge cartridges.

No one was arrested in connection with the seizure.

Then on Tuesday, investigators assigned to the Contraband Enforcement Team In Montego Bay, St. James seized 55 .380 rounds of ammunition at the Donald Sangster International Airport.

Reports are that about 3:30 p.m., lawmen were conducting routine checks at the facility when an area was searched and a brown carton containing the ammunition found.

One Ruger receiver, which is part of a firearm, was also seized.

And again on Tuesday, a firearm and six rounds of ammunition were seized during an operation on Upper First Street, Kingston 13

One man was arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition in relation to the seizure.

He is 33-year-old Odane Watson, a Higgler of Duff Street, Kingston 13.

Reports from the Denham Town Police are that about 6:15 p.m., lawmen were in the area when they saw Watson whose action aroused their suspicion.

He was accosted and searched and the bag he was carrying was found to contain one browning 9 millimetre Pistol with a magazine containing six rounds of ammunition.

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