Jamaica Crime News, Montego Bay: 25-year-old Jermaine Drummonds, one of the five men, who were arrested and charged in connection with the seizure of two illegal firearms and several rounds of ammunition, at a popular resort in Montego Bay, St James, on Friday ,September 28, was remanded into custody when he appeared before the Western Regional Gun Court in Montego Bay, on Tuesday, December 4.
The accused who is a laborer of Spring Mount in St James was remanded into custody until next Thursday, December 20.
Drummond four co-accused, 20-year-old Kenrick McIntosh, 23-year-old Akeem Anthony Reid, 19-year-old Lavonta Rhoden and 25-year-old Dermain Marlon Wood, all unemployed and of Spring Mount addresses, were each granted bail in the sum of $400,000 when they appeared in Court on November 5.
As part of their bail condition, the four men are supposed to report to the Spring Mount police station each week.
Drummonds who is also facing charges of Illegal Possession of Firearm and Ammunition is said to be facing additional charges of Wounding with intent, and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition pending in court.
Investigators stated that prior to Drummond being arrested at the resort on. Illegal gun charges, he was being sought by the police for his involvement in a shooting incident which occurred in Spring Mount community, on August 5.
All five men were arrested during a police operation carried out at Hotel Gloriana, located along Sunset Boulevard in Montego Bay on Friday, September 28.
Reports by the police are that about 5:45 a.m., the police acted upon information and went to the Hotel Gloriana, where two rooms were raided.
During a search of the rooms which were occupied by the men, one Chrome Colt 45 pistol fitted with a magazine containing 18 live rounds, and a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol which was also loaded with 18 live rounds.