Police bask in huge gun find

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Superintendent Gary McKenzie (centre), along with Detective Corporal Ricardo Lattibeaudiere (left) and Corporal Oral Jenkins, display the massive gun find during a press conference on Saturday. KT photo

The police in St. James are basking in the success they reaped on Saturday with the seizure of four high-powered weapons and several rounds of ammunition in Roehampton.

They also have in custody five men in connection with the early morning seizure.

The guns and ammunition find came during an operation led by Gary McKenzie, Superintendent in charge of Operations in the St. James Police Division, just before daybreak in an area of the community called Four Road in which several houses and densely bushed areas were searched.

The weapons include an AK rifle with serial number #SMI164, an Action Arms Uzi semi-automatic rifle, one Super Black Hawk .44 Magnum and one .45 Master Piece Arms Mac Submachine gun.

Just over 230 rounds of ammunition to include sixty-eight .38 cartridges, thirty-one .40 rounds, one twelve-gauge cartridge and seventy-two .45 rounds were also found in bushes at the back of the suspects’ house.

Superintendent McKenzie said the operation was carried out in the hope of finding wanted men and other criminals.

He also revealed that since the start of 2017, the police have removed over 160 illegal firearms from the streets of St. James.

“Since the start of the year, the parish has recorded over 300 murders, the guns have featured in over 90 percent of these killings,” he lamented.

McKenzie also divulged that lotto scamming paraphernalia were also seized during the early morning raid

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