Friday, 08 November 2019 04:27

SEVERAL FIREARMS, VARIOUS ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION SEIZED

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Several firearms and a cache of ammunition have been seized across the country in the past 24 hours.

Two firearms were seized in Trelawny. The first incident happened along the Bounty Hall main road on Tuesday, November 5. Reports from the Falmouth Police are that about 11:45 p.m., officers
were on patrol when a man was seen acting in a manner that aroused their suspicion. He was subsequently accosted, searched and one Taurus 9mm pistol with a magazine containing twelve
9mm rounds of ammunition was taken from his waistband. He was arrested.

The second seizure took place on Cooper’s Pen main road in the parish on Wednesday, November 6. Reports from the Falmouth Police are that about 10:30 p.m., Police were on patrol when they
observed a man with a bulge in his waistband. He was searched and one Taurus 9mm pistol with a magazine containing sixteen 9mm rounds of ammunition was taken from him. He has since been
identified as 23-year-old Franz Codner, otherwise called ‘Frass’, a plumber of Retreat Heights in the parish. He has been charged with Illegal Possession of Firearm and Ammunition. His court date is
being finalized.

Also on Wednesday, November 6, the Lucea Police seized a .45 Taurus pistol and two magazines during a raid at premises in Ramble district in Hanover. Two men were taken into custody,
however, their identities are being withheld pending further investigations.

Wednesday’ seizures continued in Kingston, when about 5:00 a.m., a 9mm Browning pistol with a magazine containing fourteen 9mm rounds of ammunition was seized by the Police during an
operation on Barry Street. No arrest was made in relation to the seizure.

And on Thursday, November 7, about 1:15 a.m., a Police team conducted an operation on Providence Pen Lane in St. Andrew where one Glock magazine and forty-two 9mm rounds of
ammunition were seized. One man was taken into custody in relation to the seizure. His identity is being withheld at this time.

Investigators continue to probe the cases.

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