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16-y-o Boy Caught with a Pistol by the Police in St James
A boy aged only 16 years was on Tuesday afternoon arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition after being held during a police patrol in Birch Hill, St James.
The Montego Hills police reported that about 1:05 pm, a police team on patrol accosted the youngster, whose actions aroused the suspicion of the security personnel.
He was searched and a 9mm C275 Compact Luger pistol with a magazine containing 14 rounds of ammunition was reportedly removed from his waistband.
A date for a court appearance for the accused is to be announced at a later date.
He has not been named because of his age.
The police are conducting further investigations into the gun find and seizure.