A gun making machine has been discovered in Mandeville, Manchester, Central Jamaica, represented by PNP’s Peter Bunting. Over 100, 000 rounds of ammunition were requested over a relatively short period of time which aroused our suspicion. This high number of bullets ordered is most unusual.” Shane Dalling, CEO of Firearm Licencing Authority (FLA) stated.
“A search was done and the machine was found in a house in Mandeville.” Asserts Shane Dalling. The Security Forces are investigating. They are tracking suspects.
We await the outcome. Six persons are being sought by Police to answer questions. We hope arrests will be made and convictions made if our laws were broken.
Let us not panic as we have a set of well trained and competent law enforcement officers to do the investigation. We are sure they will seek help overseas if required.
In 2017 gun crimes were over 70 percent of homicides. Enough said! Over 1000 persons were killed by the gun in Jamaica in 2017.
Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is Senior International Correspondent & Photojournalist for Vision Newspaper Canada.