AK-47 RIFLE SEIZED IN ST JAMES AS GUNMEN SHOOT OUT WITH POLICE

St James Man Caught with AK-47 Rifle in Westmoreland Charged

Jamaica Crime News, Westmoreland: The police in the parish of Westmoreland have confirmed that, one of the three St James men who was taken into custody last Thursday night of July 5th, in connection with the seizure of an AK-47 assault rifle has now been officially charged.

The accused Glenroy Calvin, 34 year – old mechanic of Bottom Pen in St James has now been charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.  Two other men, a 29-year-old businessman of the same address and a 35-year-old  Construction worker of Gulf in Norwood, are presently still being questioned in connection with the seizure.

Reports by the Whitehouse police are that shortly after  9:00 p.m. on Thursday, the police acted upon information received and intercepted two motor vehicles which were traveling along the Scott Cove main road.

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Calvin was the driver of a 1992 white Toyota Corolla sedan registered PG 4243  while the other two men were traveling in a  Grey 2010 Toyota Corolla motor car registered 9857 GY. Both vehicles and their occupants were transported to the Whitehouse Police Station.  The vehicle which Calvin was driving was searched and an AK-47 assault rifle was discovered concealed underneath the vehicle. The firearm was bound to the muffle pipe with binding wire.

The dashboard was then removed and an AK-47 rifle magazine loaded with three live rounds was discovered concealed in the dashboard.  All three men were taken into custody and Calvin subsequently charged.

 

Feature Image: Unrelated McKoy’s News File Photo

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