Contraband and customs officers unveiled an elaborate ruse to smuggle guns and ammunition in a refrigerator through a Montego Bay wharf as a police campaign to crack down on illegal weapons reaped rewards on Monday.
Three high-powered rifles, two 9mm handguns, and more than 100 rounds of ammo were discovered within the panels of the refrigerator by the Area One Contraband Enforcement Team, The Gleaner understands.
Reports by the police are that between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Monday, customs officers were undertaking routine checks of barrels and other freight at a Freeport wharf when they detected irregularities with the refrigerator.
Area One sleuths dismantled the appliance and discovered the concealed contraband.
A senior police source told The Gleaner that the refrigerator was shipped from an address in the United States and destined for an undisclosed location in Montego Bay.