The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said its officers in Ocho Rios, St Ann, arrested and charged a man in relation to the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition during the search of a motor vehicle yesterday, October 14.

The accused is 41-year-old Ricky Samms from Upton, St. Ann.

The JCF said: “Reports from the Ocho Rios Police are that, about 12:30PM, in furtherance of a robbery investigation, the Caribbean Search Centre was contacted and a motor vehicle that was seized in connection with the probe was searched. During the search, a Walther P99 pistol with a magazine containing fifteen 9 millimetre rounds of ammunition was seized.

“Samms was subsequently arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. His court date is being finalized,” the JCF further said.


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By Mills