Five Clarendon men, including a 56-year-old, were arrested and charged following the seizure of a firearm and ammunition in Mandeville, Manchester on Thursday, January 16.
The men were picked up during an operation on Manchester Road in Mandeville at about 12.30 am when the vehicle they were travelling in was stopped and searched and a Taurus 9mm pistol with 17 rounds of ammunition was reportedly found.
Charged with illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition are 56-year-old Kirk Valentine, 35-year-old Sheldon Smith, 26-year-old Kerron Mitchell, 26-year-old David Dyer, and 22-year-old Oshane Reid, all of Clarendon addresses.
The accused are to appear in court at a date to be announced.
Investigations continue into the seizure.