A man has been arrested in relation to the seizure of an illegal firearm and ten rounds of ammunition during an operation on Gordon Town Road, Kingston 6 Friday.

The Papine Police say about 10:30 in the morning, lawmen were in the area when they saw a man whose action aroused their suspicion.

On seeing the police team, the man ran and hid an object nearby.

He was accosted and searched— a search of the area was also conducted and during the search, one 9mm Ruger pistol with a magazine containing ten 9mm rounds of ammunition was found.

The man was subsequently taken into custody; however, his identity is being withheld pending further investigations.