Five arrested with Two Taurus pistols in St Catherine

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St Catherine, Jamaica: Five persons, including three minors and a female, were arrested by the Old Harbour police in St Catherine in possession of Two Taurus pistols and an unknown type of pistol in a car while travelling.

The head of the St Catherine South Police Division, Senior Superintendent Christopher Phillips, stated that people heard the explosions in the Old Harbour Bay area sometime after 3 am on Sunday.

Noting this, the public made a report to the police station, and in response, the officials set up a blockade on the Old Harbour Bay main road leading to Old Harbour and the driver of the car with five people inside was stopped.

Notably, the police did a thorough search inside the vehicle. During the search, the investigating officers recovered ‘Two Taurus pistols and another pistol of an unknown type.’ Moreover, the pistol was reportedly found along with ammunition.

It is to be noted that the identity of all three suspects has not been released yet as the investigations into the development are continuing, and they are currently under police custody.

The Crime rate in Jamaica

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has released the first crime report for this year, which indicated that the nation had reported 33 murders in the first 13 days, which is somewhat similar to that of the previous year, 2023.

Shockingly, at least one or more murders are being recorded on every alternative day by thirteen of the nineteen police stations.

According to the JCF crime report, Jamaica has witnessed a decline in rape and robbery cases. People across the nation took to their official social media handles to express their concern for rising crimes in the country.

Moreover, Parish Up has recorded no murder to date, but unfortunately, the area police division of At Ann has reported five homicides as of the period under review.

The crime rate on the Caribbean Island is rapidly rising. With the increasing figures, Jamaica has now become the fourth country who is having a high crime rate in the Caribbean region. This is a matter of great concern. The authorities are advised to take serious action against the criminals and implement strict laws to combat such crimes.

Ana Allen
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