In a successful coordinated operation between the police and Customs departments, Wednesday evening at Berth 7, a barrel with sender listed, (name withheld)  and receiver listed as (name withheld) was scanned and anomalies were observed.

A detailed check of the barrel which included grocery items revealed 9 Pistols, 1 Uzi Submachine Gun, 26 Magazines and Ammunition listed as follows 100- 5.56, 100- 7.62, 50- .45, 130- .40 and 243- 9mm rounds were found.

Two men were held in connection with the seizure (1) Desmond Matthieu o/c Bramwell age 43 years, Taxi Operator of #3 Barrett Avenue Kingston 13 and (2) Jevaughn Richards o/c J or Flintstone age 24 years-old,  unemployed of #88-100 Spanish Town Road Kinston 13.

The contraband along with the two detainees were handed over to C-TOC which will be conducting further investigations.

Despite slights and disparaging statements from the Minister of National Security Horace Chang, the Police continue to do good work for the people of Jamaica.
Sure there are bad actors among the police as there are bad actors in Gordon House and everyplace in between.

Nevertheless, finds of this nature bring home the stark realities of the effectiveness and importance of police work and how lives are saved as a result.
Yet no one bothers to stop and thank these brave and dedicated men and women who work tirelessly and without fanfare to keep the nation safe.