There are allegations a government-issued firearm has gone missing from the Band Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF.
Nationwide News understands the gun was reportedly discovered missing sometime between last Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Allegations are the firearm has not been accounted for since it allegedly changed hands during a shift change on the weekend.
When contacted yesterday by our News Centre, the Head of the JCF’s Band Division, Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, Winston Woolcock, says he was made aware of the allegation on Sunday evening.
While he told our news centre there’s no proof the gun is missing, DSP Woolcock says, at this point, the whereabouts of the firearm is still unclear.
He told our News Centre it is possible the gun has been issued to someone else.
The Deputy Superintendent says the matter has been reported and checks are being made to determine the veracity of the allegation.
He told our news centre the members of the Constabulary in question will be quizzed when they next report for duty.
Nationwide has attempted, without success, to make contact with the Inspectorate of the Constabulary, to determine if the matter has been reported to them.