Decision to be made if cop found delivering guns and bullets to gangsters should be charged

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The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is to rule whether charges are to be laid against the police corporal who was nabbed on Tuesday night, allegedly delivering firearms to gunmen in Newlands, Portmore, St Catherine. The 52 year old corporal, who is attached to the St Catherine South Police Division, was questioned for several hours Sunday in the presence of his attorney, Peter Champagnie.

A file is now being compiled for submission to the DPP.

Investigators have accused the policeman of being a member of the Umbrella Gang. He was arrested during an operation by members of the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch (C-TOC). The cops intercepted his vehicle in the community of Newlands and seized an AK47 rifle, a Taurus pistol and more than 20 rounds of ammunition in his possession.

t's alleged that the policeman was delivering the guns and ammunition to members of the Umbrella Gang who are locked in a deadly feud with rival factions in Newlands.

An 18 year old boy was also arrested during the snap raid on Myers Lane.