Container Terminal Employee Charged in Connection with 20-Guns, 791-Rounds Seized at Kingston Wharf

Jamaica Crime News, Kingston: The Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) have arrested and charged a Container Terminal employee in connection with the recent seizure of 20 illegal firearms and over 750 assorted rounds of ammunition, which were seized at a Terminal in Kingston, on Tuesday, February 26.

He has been identified as 28-year-old Jevaughnie McKay of Cressa Lane in Old Braeton, Portmore, St Catherine.

McKay was arrested and charged on Tuesday afternoon after he was questioned in the presence of his lawyer. He was charged with Illegal importation of firearms and ammunition and he is booked to appear in the Gun Court, this Friday, March 15.

Reports are that about 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26, a team from the Customs and Contraband Units were processing a container when irregularities were detected.

Further search led to the discovery of four high-powered rifles, one submachine gun, nine semi-automatic pistols and six revolvers.

791 assorted rounds of ammunition were also seized. The weapons were said to have been shipped from a destination in the USA to Jamaica.

Following the seizure, a sales representative whose name and personal information was on the containers freight manual as the receiver was taken into custody, but he was questioned and later released.

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