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POLICE OPERATIONS have netted just under 70 illegal guns so far for the year.

And this amount, revealed public relations officer, Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss, was separate from the 32 collected during last April’s one-week gun amnesty.

He was speaking yesterday at Central Police Station in The City, where 640 firearms were destroyed. They had either been seized, part of the gun amnesty, or involved in cases that had been adjudicated.

“We do operations every day and with the public’s help, we are able to get information where we may need to seize a weapon from a particular individual. That is why we continue to urge members of the public to help us,” Inniss said.

“So our plans to get guns off the streets haven’t changed. We continue to ask the public for information and we had the gun amnesty earlier. Persons in possession of firearms largely know they need to have a licence to do so and if they don’t have one, they can be prosecuted.”

Acting Superintendent Sonia Boyce was in charge of the operation that started around 9:30 a.m. Among the weapons destroyed were shotguns and pistols. (SB)

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