St James, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Youth Arrested and Charged: The police in St James have reported that a youth, who was arrested and charged in connection with the seizure of an illegal firearm in Lottery District, St James on Friday (August 25, 2017) night of the weekend has been slapped with charges.
The police say they are unable to release the name of the accused at this time as he may have to face a series of identification parades.
Reports are that shortly after 9:00 p.m. on Friday, a team of officers attached to the Amity Hall Police Station were carrying out routine patrols in the Lottery community.
On reaching a section of the roadway, they came upon the accused who started to act in a suspicious manner on seeing the police.
He was held, searched and found to be carrying a 9mm semi-automatic pistol containing several 9mm rounds. The accused was arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.