Kingston, Jamaica- POLICE SEIZE SIX FIREARMS AND MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF AMMUNITIONThe Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch has launched a major investigation following the discovery of five handguns, one disassembled M-16 rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in a barrel at a container terminal in Newport West, Kingston yesterday.


The discovery was made shortly after 12 NOON during a joint operation with the Contraband Enforcement Team of Jamaica Customs, the barrel- which was shipped from the US to an address in the Kingston 11 area, was search and the firearms and ammunition were found.

Firearms seized include one Glock pistol, one Smith and Wesson pistol, one Browning 9mm pistol, one Claridge Hi-Tech semi-automatic pistol, one Jimenez Arms pistol, one M16 rifle and seven assorted magazines.

Also seized were 507 assorted rounds of ammunition, one hundred and thirty-six 5.56 rounds, one hundred and seven 9mm rounds fifty-nine 7.62 rounds, twenty-five buckshot rounds, fifty-two 40 rounds, fifty-eight 45 caliber cartridges.

Investigations continue.

Contributed by Dr. Colin O Jarrett

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