The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) reported that two men, both from the United States of America (USA) have been arrested and charged for the seizure of 21 illegal firearms and 2,216 rounds of ammunition that were found at a warehouse in Kingston on March 4, 2022.
The two accused are Jermaine Baker, 36, a chef from Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale, and Dervan Brown, 42, a construction worker from Bronx, New York. Both men have been charged with the illegal importation of firearms and ammunition.
In a statement on March 4, 2022, Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson disclosed that Custom Detectives saw a suspicious package at a warehouse on the corner of Industrial Terrace and Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston. They alerted members from the Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime (CTOC) Investigations Branch and together they found 18 handguns, 3 rifles, and numerous rounds of ammunition.
He advised that the operation was part of the “Get Every Illegal Gun” campaign, where they have been working closely with the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA). Major Anderson asserted that the JCF would be relentless in their search to ensure that the persons responsible for the illegal firearms were arrested and taken into custody.
A woman named Jadian Alecia Edwards from 3 East Greater Portmore, St. Catherine was also listed by the JCF as a person of interest who they believed could be of assistance to their investigation in the seizure of the illegal firearms at the warehouse.
The JCF has not published any further update as it relates to Ms. Edwards’s involvement.