Tag: gun crime

Cops disable car and seize loaded gun on GT street

Cops disable car and seize loaded gun on GT street

| 10/06/2021

(CNS): Police used some form of “special munitions” to blow out a tyre of a car being driven by a man who was trying to evade arrest in George Town on Thursday. An unlicensed firearm loaded with ammunition was recovered from the car and a 39-year-old man from West Bay was arrested on suspicion of […]

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One man shot, one man hit on head in bar brawl

One man shot, one man hit on head in bar brawl

| 05/06/2021 | 81 Comments

(CNS): One man has been shot in the groin and a second man hit on the head with an object during a barroom brawl outside the Jungle Room at Trafalgar Place, on the West Bay Road, at about 2am on Saturday, 5 June. Four men were said to have been involved who were all known […]

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Police find loaded handgun on suspect

Police find loaded handgun on suspect

| 26/04/2021

(CNS): Police recovered a loaded black handgun and several rounds of ammunition on Sunday night after arresting a 42-year-old man in George Town who they believed was acting suspiciously. The RCIPS said that officers with the Firearms Response Unit were on patrol in the capital when they had “cause to approach a man who was […]

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Co-conspirator accuses local in guns-ganja case

Co-conspirator accuses local in guns-ganja case

| 02/03/2021

(CNS): Dencle Vic Barnes (50) from George Town has been charged with serious firearms and drug offences based on evidence given by his alleged co-conspirator in a case based on a discovery by police at Spotts Beach last year. Barnes is facing a number of charges relating to the importation of 45lbs of ganja and […]

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Man charged over guns and drugs found in canoe

Man charged over guns and drugs found in canoe

| 26/02/2021

(CNS): Police have now charged a 50-year-old George Town man with drug and gun offences in relation to a coastline bust last May. The man is the second person to be charged in connection with the case, where a Jamaican canoe was spotted by police in the Spotts Beach area off Shamrock Road at around […]

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Cops tackle more street violence

Cops tackle more street violence

| 21/12/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Armed cops were caught on camera rounding up suspects in George Town early Saturday morning after more reports of fights and gun violence. Although the RCIPS has not revealed details of any specific arrests, officers were said to have responded to reports of gunfire at a bar on Dump Road and a serious brawl […]

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Cops find sawn-off shotgun in car

Cops find sawn-off shotgun in car

| 12/08/2020

(CNS): The first illegal firearm found since the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions were lifted, was recovered by police last weekend. On Sunday at around 7:30am a loaded sawn-off shotgun was found in a vehicle that crashed into a tree on Fountain Road in West Bay. A 26-year-old man from George Town has since been charged with […]

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Armed man breaches curfew

Armed man breaches curfew

| 26/03/2020

(CNS): A 26-year-old man from George Town is in police custody after he was arrested Tuesday night while breaching the COVID-19 curfew and being armed. Police stopped the man just after 8pm Tuesday evening while they were on patrol in the capital. The suspect was walking along Saturn Close, and when officers stopped to speak […]

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Suspect arrested for drug, robbery and gun crime

Suspect arrested for drug, robbery and gun crime

| 27/02/2020

(CNS): A driver who was stopped by police around noon on Tuesday, 25 February, along Academy Way in George Town was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine with intent to supply as well as in relation to a robbery that took place at Shedden Road, George Town, on 21 February, police said Thursday.

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CJ calls for challenge to lax US gun laws

CJ calls for challenge to lax US gun laws

| 04/11/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has called for Jamaica to lead a regional challenge against the United States’ lax gun laws, which is allowing illegal trafficking of weapons in the Caribbean. Speaking in the neighbouring island recently, CJ Smellie said that tabling a resolution at the United Nations signed by regional leaders would […]

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Ganja smugglers take plea deal over gun

Ganja smugglers take plea deal over gun

| 17/09/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Three Jamaican men pleaded guilty on Tuesday to possessing an unlicensed gun and smuggling class A drugs, after the court agreed there were exceptional circumstances in the case and they would not have to serve the mandatory minimum sentence for the unlicensed firearm. Fitzroy Ottey (42), Owen Reid (38) and Assad Walker (59) had […]

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