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Two men on firearm charges in Kingston and Ocho Rios

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two men have been charged in relation to the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in two separate incidents over the past week.

On Sunday, October 13, a man was charged after two magazines with 14 rounds of ammunition were seized at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.

Charged is 22-year-old Kyle Wieganol, a salesman of Feopor, Indiana in the United States.

Reports are that about 11:10 am, baggage at the area for outgoing flights was searched and the magazines were detected.

In the other incident, the Ocho Rios Police arrested 41-year-old Ricky Samms of Upton, St Ann in relation to the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition during a search of a motor vehicle on Monday, October 14.

Reports from the police are that about 12:30 pm, in furtherance of a robbery investigation, the Caribbean Search Centre was contacted and a motor vehicle that was seized in connection with the probe was searched. During the search, a Walther P99 pistol with a magazine containing fifteen 9mm rounds of ammunition was found.

Samms was subsequently arrested and charged for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.


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