Jamaica Crime News, Montego Bay: Four of the five men who were held with two illegal firearms and several rounds of ammunition, at a popular resort in Montego Bay, St James on Friday, September 28, were remanded into custody when they appeared in the Western Regional Gun Court on Thursday morning, October 11.
The accused men, Kenrick McIntosh, 20-year-old unemployed, Akeem Anthony Reid, 23-year-old laborer, Lavonta Rhoden, 19-year-old unemployed and Dermain Marlon Wood all of Spring Mount addresses, were ordered to return to court on Friday, October 19.
The investigators say all five men were charged jointly for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, but one of the accused was not brought before the Court, due to other criminal charges pending.
Reports by the police are that about 5:45 a.m., the police acted upon information received, went to the Hotel Gloriana and carried out an operation.
During the operation, a search was carried out of two rooms, which led to the arrest of the five men who were being sought by the police.
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 were found.
The police stated that the men were being sought for their involvements in various crimes committed in Spring Mount and Cambridge areas.
One police officer told our news team that this incident has sent a shock wave throughout the St James policing Division, and this is based on the fact that the resort where the five gunmen were held is located almost adjacent the Summit Police Station, along Sunset Boulevard.