CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. Jan. 13, 2010: Two men and a woman were yesterday nabbed by Jamaican police with weapons reportedly smuggled from New York, authorities here said.
Police Inspector Jubert Llewellyn say the three were arrested for helping to smuggle 12 high-powered weapons and 700 rounds of ammunition from New York.
The weapons and the ammunition along with a telescopic lens and 28 magazines were among the items seized at a warehouse Monday.
Llewellyn said Tuesday that local police are investigating the case with help from U.S. authorities.
The arrest comes as Jamaica continues to battle with a huge murder rate across the island. Last year alone, Jamaica recorded 1,680 killings.