The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has revealed that a major multi-agency transnational investigation is now underway with their United States’ law enforcement counterparts following the massive seizure of more than 100 illegal firearms at the Miami International Airport in Florida.
Jamaica’s Corporate Communications Unit revealed that the guns and more than 200 assorted rounds of ammunition, which were found inside two barrels and cardboard boxes, were destined for Montego Bay, St James, the parish that has recorded more than 300 murders so far this year.
The guns and ammunition were discovered on November 13 by US Customs and Border Protection (CBT) and Outbound Enforcement Team (OET) while conducting routine security screening at the US airport.
The containers, which were found to contain 119 firearms and 267 assorted rounds of ammunition, were listed as containing household and food items.
Among the weapons comprise four rifles and 115 pistols. Jamaican police say several accessories for firearms, including handgun backstraps, magazine parts, pistol grips, and buttstocks, were also seized.
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