Gun seizure from US shipment to Jamaica

Two men, including a foreign national, are in police custody following the seizure of a Ruger semi-automatic pistol on Industrial Terrace in Western Kingston on Wednesday, April 3.

Reports are that about 1:00 p.m., during a joint operation between the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch (C-TOC) and the Contraband Enforcement Team from Jamaica Customs, a crate that was shipped from an address in the United States of America, was searched and the firearm was found.

The two men were subsequently arrested, and are each scheduled for a formal interview in the presence of their respective attorneys, following which criminal charges are expected to be laid.

The police have promised more information on the matter.

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