Miami border patrol seize over 100 guns destined for Jamaica

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 17:45

US Customs and Border Protection seized a shipment of over 100 firearms and several rounds of ammunition destined for Montego Bay from Miami. 

The shipment contained two blue shipping barrels said to contain personal effects.

During routine physical inspection officers of border protection discovered various food items, cat litter, a cardboard box labeled as a four-drawer dresser, and one cardboard box labeled as a television stand. 

Checks further revealed that the personal effects actually contained 2 rifles, 115 pistols, 2 rifles, 139 magazines, 103 rounds of 9 mm ammunition, 50 rounds of .357 ammunition, 50 rounds of .45 ammunition, 24 rounds of .40 ammunition, 40 rounds of .223 ammunition, 9 handgun back straps, 5 magazine parts, 3 pistol grips, 3 buttstocks, and weapons parts. 

All items were placed on a Customs Hold and transported to the CBP-OET office for further processing.

The shipment was due to be exported from Miami to Montego Bay, Jamaica via Kingston.

The Jamaica police are investigating.