Four held in firearm seizures
Police personnel in Westmoreland and St Catherine have arrested four persons in connection with the seizure of two firearms and several rounds of ammunition
In Westmoreland, Jahnoy Barron, a shop operator of Black Heath Road, and Simone Walker of Three Miles River, both 30, have been charged with possession of prohibited weapon, unauthorised possession of ammunition, dealing in prohibited weapon and possession of a component part of a firearm.
Reports are that about 5:45 a.m., lawmen attached to the Savanna-la-Mar police went to Barron's home on Black Heath Road, where a room occupied by the couple was searched. A 9 mm pistol along with a magazine containing 16 9mm rounds and an extended magazine containing five 9mm rounds were found inside a black board box. Both persons were subsequently arrested and charged after a question-and-answer session with their attorney. Their court date is being finalised.
In the other incident, a Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime-led operation in Portmore Villa, Gregory Park, St Catherine, resulted in the seizure of a Smith and Wesson Springfield pistol with a magazine containing 15 9mm rounds, also on Tuesday. Damion Young, 34, otherwise called 'Puppy' and 'Cuz', and 31-year-old Kimone Williams, otherwise called 'Mampy', businesswoman, both of Portmore Villa, have been charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and unauthorised possession of ammunition.
Reports are that about 8 a.m., during the operation, the premises was searched and the weapon and ammunition were found in a clothes basket. Both persons were arrested and charged after a question-and-answer session. Their court date is being finalised.