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Police seize two rifles in Grange Hill

The Westmoreland police continue to appeal to the public for information, after two rifles and a quantity of ammunition were on Monday (July 8) seized by police during an intelligence-led operation in Kings Valley district, Grange Hill in Westmoreland

Reports are that about 3:30 p.m., a team involved in a coordinated effort by the Westmoreland Divisional Intelligence Unit (DIU) and other local police teams went to the area and searched an abandoned wooden structure located in a heavily vegetated area.

During the search, police discovered two rifles, one of which was identified as a Colt AR-15 rifle.

The weapons were found along with two M16 magazines containing forty-nine 5.56 rounds of ammunition.

Further searches of the surrounding hilly terrain led officers to a hut where two level 3 tactical vests were seized.

No arrests were made during the operation. Investigations are ongoing.

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