Rifle found in goat pen

July 04, 2019
The rifle that was seized.

An M16 rifle along with a magazine containing 29 rounds were found during a Joint Police/Military Operation in Rae Town, Kingston this morning.

The weapon, a Bushmaster M16 A4, was found wrapped in a sheet in a goat pen along Thompson Lane in the community.

No one was arrested in relation to the weapon find, however 24 persons, including two persons of interest, were detained during the operation. The detainees, along with the find, were taken to the Elletson Police Station for processing.

The security forces continue to urge persons to call the confidential Jamaica Defence Force tip hotline at (876) 837-8888 and provide assistance in ridding criminals from their communities.