St. James, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – M – 16 Rifle Seized in Green Pond: The police in the parish of St James on Tuesday morning, June 27, removed another deadly firearm from the streets of the parish.
The latest firearm seizure of a M-16 rifle took place in Green Pond, St James but no one was arrested during the seizure.
The police say that about 4:00 am on Tuesday morning they were on joint military operation in the Green Pond area, when they heard gunshots being fired.
The police party walked to the area on foot and saw a group of armed men standing along a section of the Green Pond main road in the vicinity of a Hardware.
Upon seeing the lawmen the men dropped the M 16 rifle and ran. The police gave chase but the gunmen escaped in bushes.
The M 16 rifle loaded with 16 live rounds was removed to the station.
Since the start of the year a total of 70 illegal firearms have been seized in the parish of St James.