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Montague Reports 38% Increase in Illegal Guns Seized

by October 18th, 2017

There has been a 36 percent increase in the number of illegal guns seized by police.

This, according to minister of National Security Robert Montague, who made the disclosure at a news briefing yesterday at Jamaica House.

Mr Montague notes that with the re-launch of the get the guns campaign, guns have been removed from communities islandwide.

Mr Montague is imploring members of continue to make reports on crime.

He notes that there has been a 28 percent increase in calls received by crime stop.

In the meantime, Mr Montague says there are a number of initiatives being undertaken by the ministry to deter crime.

Some of which include improved access to internet at police stations islandwide and disbursing J$250,000 to police stations for minor repairs.

The minister stated that closed circuit television system will be implemented in Negril and Kingston.

He notes that they have been useful in identifying robbers in some towns.

 

The minister adds that the apprehension fund has been successful in the capture of various wanted men.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced last month a 100 million dollar fund to reward persons who supply information that lead to the recovery of illegal weapons and ammunition.

The fund is administered by the ministry of national security.

Mr Montague adds that the ministry has also launched a victim support fund.

 

National Security Minister Robert Montague.

 

 

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