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11 arrested as cops seize firearm, drugs and other items

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police arrested 11 people following the seizure of a firearm,13 rounds of ammunition,

military paraphernalia and marijuana during operations in sections of the St Andrew North Police Division yesterday morning.

According to the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), eight men were taken into custody, after the police seized one imitation firearm; five 12 gauge cartridges; seven 9mm rounds of ammunition; one 5.56 round of ammunition; two holsters; one rifle telescope; one speed loader; and one rifle stock

CCU said the three other individuals were arrested on Chancery Street, St Andrew in relation to the seizure of approximately 18 bags of ganja and 21 boxes of uncustomed cigarettes.

Their identities are being withheld pending further investigations.