Reports from the Montego Hills police are that at about 10 p.m., a team of police officers was on patrol in the area when a man was seen sleeping on a stone along the roadway. He was accosted and searched, and the firearm, a 9mm Beretta pistol, with a magazine containing ten 9 mm rounds of ammunition was taken from the jacket he was wearing.
The vendor, Kemar Sawyers, 26, of Nelly Lane in Top Hill, has since been charged with illegal possession of firearm, according to a release from the constabulary’s Corporate Communication Unit.
One 9mm Beretta Pistol with 10rds seized during Joint/Police military ops in Top Hill, James. One man in custody. #GetTheGuns
— Jamaica Constabulary (@JamaicaConstab) October 4, 2017