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Jamaica: Hunt On For Culprits Behind 19-Gun Shipment

The barrel intercepted at the port in St James on Monday with 19 guns, including six high-powered rifles and more than 400 rounds of ammunition was addressed to a female with a Falmouth address in Trelawny, law enforcement sources have revealed.

The woman’s name is being withheld.

According to law enforcement sources, the barrel listed the sender as a male who resides in Coral Springs, Florida, in the United States (US).

The surnames for the female and the sender are the same.

Three years ago, US border patrol agents intercepted two barrels at Miami International Airport with 119 guns and more 200 rounds of ammunition which were addressed to a female in Montego Bay. Both barrels also had a Coral Springs, Florida, address.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) disclosed yesterday that a multi-agency investigation is now under way to identify the persons behind the shipment of the six rifles, 13 assorted handguns and 470 rounds of ammunition, which were seized at the wharf in Montego Bay, St James, on Monday.

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