St James resident implicated in gun seizure held at airport

August 19, 2022

A man who police said attempted to flee the island amid the seizure of two firearms and rounds of ammunition was apprehended at the Norman Manley International Airport on Monday.

The accused is 22-year-old Tibal Clarke, otherwise called 'TJ', of Bobman Hill, Lilliput in St James. According to police reports, on July 22, a joint police-military team carried out an operation at Clarke's premises where he and two other men fled the scene. The premises was searched and an Anderson AM-15 rifle, a Kel-Tec 9mm pistol and 35 rounds of ammunition were found. On Monday, Clarke was arrested and subsequently charged. His court date has not been finalised.