Jamaica Crime News, Kingston: The Kingston police are reporting the seizure of 16 more illegal firearms, which were discovered during further search operations carried out at the Kingston Wharf on Thursday, October 4.
This is the second such seizure at the Wharf in the past 24 hours, resulting in a total of 26 illegal firearms being seized, 641 rounds of ammunition, magazines and a silencer.
Four persons, which includes two men and two women, were taken into custody in connection with the first seizure on Wednesday, October 3.
The names of the four accused are being withheld pending further investigations.
Reports by the Kingston police are that on Wednesday, a joint operation was carried out at a Wharf in Kingston, by detectives attached to the Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch ( C-TOC ), the Narcotics Division and Contraband Enforcement Team of Jamaica.
During the operation, a search was carried out of several containers and barrels, which led to the seizure of a submachine gun, nine 9mm pistols, 440 assorted rounds of ammunition and a silencer.
Investigators say the weapons and the ammunition were sent from a location in the USA to a destination in Jamaica.
Then on Thursday, the operation continued and led to further seizure of sixteen 9mm semi-automatic pistols, sixteen magazines and one 9mm round.
No one was arrested in connection with this latest seizure.