Jamaica Crime News, St James: Members of the joint security forces and a team attached to the Caribbean Search Centre, made the first illegal firearm and ammunition seizure on Thursday, September 13.
One police source told our news team that this seizure is their first since the Joint military operation kicked off in Granville on Tuesday.
Reports are that on Thursday, members of these Caribbean Search Centre carried out several searches at a number of homes and abandoned buildings in Granville community.
During the search of a building at Gordon Crescent, they discovered a 9mm semi-automatic pistol loaded with 11 live 9mm rounds and an empty AK-47 drum magazine.
The joint military operation kicked off in the community of Granville on Tuesday and have since led to the arrest of a number of men, three of whom the police say are believed to be persons of interest.
The operation started shortly after 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, following a series of violent flare-ups, resulting in the shooting death of 13-year-old student several weeks ago in Pitfour, along with the shooting and wounding of another 15-year-old, female student last Sunday night. September 9.
The police and JDF soldiers mounted dozens of checks points along several major roadways leading to and from the community.
Areas such as Gordon Crescent, Gunn’s Drive, Fuller , along with Pitfour and the intersection to Pitfour and Retirement.