The St James police seized an AK-47 assault rifle and six rounds of ammunition during an operation carried out in Salt Spring community on Thursday afternoon, February 28.
No one was arrested in connection with the seizure.
Reports by the Montego Hills police are that shortly after 2:00 p.m., a team of officers were on operation at a section of Salt Spring known as Hall Lane, when they were fired upon by a group of heavily armed men.
The fire was returned and during the shooting the gunmen made their escape in bushes, leaving behind the assault rifle.
A search was carried out for the men but the lawmen were unsuccessful.