Mystery sword seized by Jamaica Customs
The Jamaica Defence Force said that a sword, an image of which has been making its way around social media, was not found during an excavation exercise, as is being widely rumoured.
Major Basil Jarrett, civil/military cooperation officer at the JDF, said that the weapon was intercepted by Customs officials and seized some years ago. He said that as is the case when Customs seize certain objects, the sword was sent to the JDF for storage.
It is unclear why the sword was being imported, but Jarrett said it may have been intended to be used as a prop in a production.
Since the discovery of the weapon, which resembles a baphomet sword, several persons have been suggesting that members of the JDF may be involved in witchcraft. Baphomet is associated with the worship of Satan.
However, Jarrett said that the army is merely storing the sword.
"We are doing inspections and a container was opened up and it was taken out," Jarrett said.