Seven to face courts on gun charges
Seven persons are to face the court to answer to charges of illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition following the seizure of one firearm and 26 rounds of ammunition in two separate incidents.
The first seizure took place on Friday, August 30, in Zion district, Falmouth, Trelawny. Police were on mobile patrol when the driver of a Toyota Premio motor car was signalled to stop.
The driver complied and on approach of the officers an object was thrown from the vehicle. The object was retrieved and was found to be a Taurus 9mm pistol containing fifteen 9mm rounds of ammunition.
Five persons were subsequently charged in connection with this seizure. They are:
n Richard Gray, otherwise called ' Richie', 54, of West Acre, Mandeville, Manchester;
n Tristan Smith, otherwise called 'Floyd', 45, of Duncans, Trelawny;
n Orlando Richards, otherwise called 'Cruze', 25, of Greenvale, Mandeville, Manchester;
n Williams Patterson, otherwise called 'Bing', 44, of Toll Gate, Clarendon; and
n Franklin Crosse, 39, of Hanbury Road, Mandeville, Manchester.
The second incident took place last Tuesday in Mount George district, Yallahs in St Thomas.
A man and a woman were arrested following the seizure of ten 9mm rounds of ammunition in their house.
They are 32-year-old Everald Whittle, security guard and 29-year-old Jodi-Kay Curtis.
Court dates are being finalised.