Fifteen high-powered weapons and more than 4000 rounds of assorted ammunition were seized at the Kingston Wharves yesterday.
The police said it was through a collaborative effort with the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and the Jamaica Customs that the authorities were able to seize: two AK-47 rifles; three 5.56 carbine rifles; two 5.56 rifles; eight pistols; thirty assorted magazines; two 100-round 5.56 spiral magazine; over four thousand assorted rounds of ammunition and a ballistic vest.
“These high-powered firearms and ammunition were destined for the criminal underworld, which continues to wreak havoc in our country and special commendations must be given to the intelligence teams that worked assiduously to make this significant bust,” said Commissioner of Police George Quallo.
Quallo also commended the members of the Security Forces and Jamaica Customs. He said, “this is a significant seizure and we encourage citizens to support the security forces to rid our country of the crime scourge and preserve the safety of our nation.”