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PNP tells Smith to give police info on arms find

Observer Reporter
Tuesday, November 13, 2001

THE ruling People's National Party (PNP) yesterday urged the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) security spokesman, Derrick Smith, to give the police whatever information he had on last week's major arms find.

Smith had told a JLP West Kingston constituency conference Sunday that the police seizure of more than 40,000 rounds of ammunition and 15 guns was about 25 per cent of a shipment of a 40-foot container.

According to PNP chairman, Robert Pickersgill, the matter was not one with which the country would tolerate the playing of political games, nor attempts to create political mischief.

Pickersgill also described as "nonsense and unbecoming", Smith's suggestion that the government should refrain from interfering with investigations into the arms seizure.