JAM | Jun 4, 2023

Rae Town fisherman arrested after firearm seizure

/ Our Today

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A fisherman has been charged with breaches of the Firearms (Prohibition, Restriction and Regulation) Act following the seizure of a weapon and ammunition at his home on Friday (June 2).

Marvin Williams, 34, who hails from a William Street in Rae Town, Kingston 16 address, faces the charges of possession of prohibited weapon and unauthorised possession of ammunition.

According to preliminary reports from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), a joint police/ military operation was conducted in the area during which one Taurus 9mm pistol with two magazines containing twenty-four rounds of ammunition was found wrapped in a chamois and placed at the back of a bed’s headboard.

Hurd was subsequently arrested and charged with a court date being arranged, the police added.

Raw Town remains under a curfew that should lift around 6:00 pm on June 4. The measure was first imposed by security forces on Friday evening.

The boundaries of the curfew are as follows:

North: Along the southern perimeter wall of the Elletson Road Police compound extending along
an imaginary line to Lower Elletson Road and along the gully to Paradise Street;

East: Along Paradise Street extending along an imaginary line to the Caribbean Sea.

South: Along the Caribbean Sea from the exit of the gully to car park south of General

West: Along Lower Elletson Road from the junction of Tower Street running along an imaginary
line to the Caribbean Sea;

During the hours of the curfew, residents are being reminded that within its boundaries they are required to remain within their premises unless otherwise authorised in writing by the ground commander.


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