M16 riffles found in St. James

Members of the security forces  have found four M16 rifles and 120 rounds of ammunition in bushes in St James.

Four magazines, three ‘police’ vests and one resembling those worn by members of the army were found according to police sources.

They were found hidden in a rugged, hilly section of a community called Rocky Hill, near Ramble.

No arrest has been made.

The police and the army have been intensifying security operations in St James, now under a state of public emergency as part of efforts to recover illegal guns and reduce murders.