From: The Jamaica Observer
TRELAWNY, Jamaica — The police reportedly seized a firearm during a drug bust and arrested three people in Wiltshire district, Trelawny on Tuesday.
Reports are that between 11:00 am and 1:15 pm, the officers carried out a search of a 40-foot container found on a premises in the parish. One 9mm Glock pistol with a magazine containing sixteen 9mm rounds of ammunition and forty-seven knitted bags of compressed ganja weighing approximately 1700 pounds were found.
The lawmen speculate that the drug, which has an estimated street value of over JMD $9 million, was destined for Haiti.
“Based on our investigation it is believed that the illicit drug was destined for Haiti as part of the drugs-for-guns trade. This illicit trade continues be a source of firearms for criminals and the Narcotics Division is determined to disrupt the trade and will continue to carry out operations with this in mind,” said officer in charge of the Narcotics Division, Senior Superintendent McArthur Sutherland.
The identities of the three people who were arrested are being withheld pending further investigations.