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Cops Seize 336 Weapons Under 'Get the Guns' Campaign

Jamaica Observer

12 July 2016

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[C]ommunication Officer, Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, reports that law-enforcement officers have seized 336 illegal guns from communities all across Jamaica.

Speaking at a press conference at the Office of the Commissioner in St Andrew on July 11, Superintendent Lindsay said the figure represents 37 more when compared to the corresponding period last year.

She informed that of the figure, 69 were taken from the parish of St James. She also noted that 584 rounds of ammunition were seized in the parish.

"We are very concerned about the number of firearms that are out there, because when we look at the statistics we're seeing where the firearm accounts for 80 per cent of deaths that occur," she noted…

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