The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said its officers have arrested and charged a male teenager and two adults in relation to an illegal firearm found during an operation, which also netted items believed to be used in lottery scamming.
The accused are 21-year-old caretaker Chad-Wane Lewin, 29-year-old sales representative Joedia Palmer and a teenaged boy – all from Coral Spring in Duncans, Trelawny.
The JCF said members of its Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch carried out the arrests during operations in Coral Spring yesterday, June 13.
It claimed: “Reports are that, between 11AM and 6PM, two operations were conducted in the area, where a search of a two-bedroom house occupied by the individuals led to the recovery of one FNH 5.7 pistol fitted with an empty magazine.
“One visa debit card and a Samsung cellular phone were also found. An analysis of the cellular phone revealed images of identity information of persons believed to be residing overseas,” the JCF further alleged.
It stated that all three persons were charged with illegal possession of firearm.
Lewin was also charged with possession of identity information with intent, and possession of access device.
The accused will answer to the charges when they appear in court.
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