Two Men Held With High Powered Rifle in Manchester

Two men are in custody following the seizure of an assault rifle during an operation in Manchester on Saturday.

Police report that the men were caught trying to transport a high powered CBRPS Bullpup SKS rifle in a Toyota Vitz motorcar.

The vehicle was intercepted on the Greenvale Road in Mandeville.

The men identified as Lamornth Jackson, a 28-year-old resident of Boys Content in Clarendon and Ricardo Lewis of Portmore, St. Catherine have been charged with illegal possession of firearm.

Reports from the Mandeville Police are that about 9:35 a.m., a team of officers was on patrol in the area when the driver of a grey Toyota Vitz motorcar, which was being driven by Jackson in a dangerous manner, was signaled to stop.

The vehicle was searched and the firearm found at the back seat of the motorcar. Jackson and Lewis were arrested and charged. However, Jackson was also slapped with an additional charge of Dangerous Driving.

Their court dates will be announced at a later date.

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