Cops seize two firearms in Spanish Town and March Pen


Police seized two firearms and several rounds of ammunition in two separate incidents in St. Catherine on Friday, May 19.

In the first incident, which took place about 2:10 p.m., officers were carrying out checks on Young Street when they saw a man acting in a suspicious manner.

The man was accosted and searched and one 9mm pistol with a magazine containing ten 9mm rounds of ammunition was taken from a bag he was carrying. He was subsequently arrested and charged.

He has since been identified as Robert Duncan, otherwise called ‘Ben’, a 21-year-old labourer of Elerslie Meadows, Spanish Town.

Duncan is scheduled to appear in the St. Catherine Parish Court on Tuesday, May 30.

In the second incident, about 5:00 p.m., an abandoned building was searched and one Mini 14 Ruger Sub-Machine Gun and three 5.56 cartridges were seized in Backlands, March Pen, St. Catherine.

No one was arrested in connection with this seizure.