Jamaica Crime News, St James: The police in St James are now being praised by community members of Bogue District, following another massive firearm and ammunition seizure in the area on Friday afternoon, May 4.
Following the seizure of four M-16 Rifles, four Bullet Proof Vest and four M-16 Magazines containing over 150 live rounds of ammunition in the early afternoon.
The joint military teams continued a search of the area and discovered three other handguns, a sub-machine gun and several other assorted rounds of ammunition in the latter stages of the evening.
The lawmen pointed out that, in the regions of 7:00 p.m. on Friday, they combed sections of Ramble Hill in the said surrounding, where they discovered the four assault rifles and stumbled upon several plastic buckets in the bushes.
A search of the buckets led to the discovery of four other firearms, two 9-mm semi-automatic pistols , a. 380 pistol and a UZI sub-machine gun .
The firearms were discovered along with five 9mm magazines, other magazines and an amount of assorted rounds.
No one has been arrested so far in connection with the seizure.
Earlier about 12:00 midday the joint military team carried out an operation at a section of the Bogue community in Montego Bay known as Ramble Hill.
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Upon reaching the area, the lawmen went to a bushy section of Ramble Hill and a search was carried out of a cluster of rocks.
The lawmen discovered four M-16 assault rifles, four Ballistic vests, and four magazines loaded with over 150 live rounds. Three of the magazines were the usual Banana Clips while the fourth has an oval shape such as the ones used in mobster movies.
Two of the rifles also appeared to be brand new, while the other two seemed to be in using order.
Also three blue ballistic vests, one which had the word “POLICE” hand-painted on it and the fourth which appeared to be an army green JDF vest. The painted vest had the marking “M/PATROL POLICE”, which would appear to signify Motorized Patrol of the Police Unit.
Other accessories such as a WD-40 which is a common rust remover and other mechanical cleaners were also seized.
The scene was processed while the joint forces continued a search of the area.
By Henry Bucknor