Two police operations in JA yield firearms including MAC-11 gun
Two firearms were seized as police carried out two operations in sections of St Catherine in Jamaica on Friday.
So far, one man is in custody in relation to one firearm seized.
In the first operation, a team of police officers went to Quarry Hill, Spanish Town at about 3:40 pm, during a search of the area one MAC-11 submachine gun with a magazine containing two .380 cartridges was found in bushes near to a pigpen.
No one was arrested in connection with the seizure.
A few hours later another operation was carried over in Portmore and one man was held and charged following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition on Track Road in Gregory Park, St. Catherine.
Police said the man identified as Conroy Tulloch otherwise called ‘Trainer’ is a 32-year-old resident of Track Road in the parish of St. Catherine.
He has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.
Reports are that about 9:30 pm, Tulloch was accosted and searched. One Hi-Point 9mm pistol with a magazine containing nine 9mm rounds of ammunition was found in his waistband reportedly. He was subsequently arrested and charged.
His court date will be announced soon.