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JM | Aug 17, 2022

JCF reports ‘major dent’ in illegal firearm trade following charge of mastermind

Tamoy Ashman

Tamoy Ashman / Our Today

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The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has reported ‘a major dent’ in the illegal firearm trade.

This follows the arrest and charge of the mastermind behind the illegal importation of 21 guns into the island.

The mastermind was identified as Godfrey Martin, otherwise called ‘Rev’, a 51-year-old businessman of Santa Cruz in St Elizabeth.

Martin was charged with Conspiracy to Illegally Import Firearm and Conspiracy to Illegally Import Ammunition.

Our Today previously reported that Martin was arrested on August 7 by detectives assigned to the Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime Branch (C-TOC).

The weapons were seized from a freight in Kingston on March 4, after representatives of Jamaica Customs discovered anomalies. Eighteen handguns, three rifles and a large cache of ammunition were found.

Martin is scheduled to appear at the Gun Court on September 16.

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