Five Men Jointly Charged for Illegal Firearm

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Latest Jamaica News [ Mckoy’s News ] Five Men Jointly Charged for Illegal Firearm – The Trelawny police have reported that the five men who were arrested in connection with the seizure of an illegal firearm, in Zion district, Trelawny on August 30, were jointly charged on the weekend.

Facing charges of illegal possession of firearm and ammunition is 54-year-old Richard Grey of Mandeville in Manchester, 45-year-old Tristan Smith of Duncans Trelawny, 25-year-old Orlando Richards of Greenvale in Mandeville, 44-year-old William Patterson of Toll Gate in Clarendon and 39-year-old Franklin Crosse of Mandeville.

Reports by the police are that on August 30, a team of the officer were on patrol along a section of the roadway in Zion district, Trelawny, when they saw the five men travelling onboard a motor car and signaled them to stop.

The driver disobeyed and the vehicle sped away, and the police observed one of the men throwing an item outside the window.

The item was retrieved and found to be a Taurus pistol, fitted with a magazine containing fifteen live 9mm rounds.

The motor vehicle was intercepted and all five men were taken into custody, where they were subsequently charged

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