Over the past nine days, operations between Jamaican law enforcement agencies have led to the seizure of several firearms and more than 200 rounds of ammunition in multiple parishes.
During their most recent seizure, an AK-47 rifle was recovered by members of the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigations Branch (CTOC) on Friday in the Waterhouse area. On November 28, a 9mm pistol and ten rounds of ammunition were seized during a targeted operation in West End, Negril, by Joint Security Forces that were operating in Westmoreland. Several undisclosed items were also recovered during the raid.
On November 25, police operations in the St. James State of Public Emergency in the Flankers area of the parish yielded 130 rounds of assorted ammunition. The security forces’ largest find was recovered on November 24 by the Joint Anti-Gang Task Force (JAGTF) raid on one of the many hideouts of one of Jamaica’s most wanted criminals, Nesta Morrison, also known as Bigga Crime.
During the raid on Morrison’s hideout, a total of 129 assorted rounds of ammunition were seized: 108 live 5.56mm rounds, 16 live 9mm rounds, and five 12-gauge rounds. Two assault rifles and a Browning Double Action 9mm Pistol were also recovered from the scene. The authorities collected multiple contraband items from the area, including paramilitary equipment and a large sum of counterfeit US currency.
Morrison, his associate Fire Blaze, and other members of the Tankwell Hill Gang are still at large, and the police have asked members of the public with knowledge of their whereabouts to contact local law enforcement agencies.
View the photos taken from the scene of Morrison’s hideout and the items seized below: