Two high powered weapons were seized during a joint police/military operation in Portmore, St Catherine on Friday.
Police report that at about 2:30 p.m., members of the island’s security forces went to section of Dumbeholden and during a search two rifles were found. No one was arrested in connection with the find.
Head of the St Catherine South Police Division, senior superintendent Clive Blair said the find brings to four the number of guns confiscated in the division over the last six days.
Police said on Sunday, May 13, a P380 pistol and a .32 revolver with two rounds of ammunition were found during an operation in Pigeon Shoot fishing beach in Waterford, St Catherine.
Reports from the Waterford Police Station are that about 6:40 p.m., police went to the area where they saw a group of men acting in a suspicious manner.
The men reportedly ran upon seeing the police, leaving behind the two firearms.
In March members of the St. Catherine South Police division reported that they were on high alert for criminals fleeing into Portmore and its environs from the State of Emergency that has been imposed in the neighbouring St. Catherine North division.