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Dancehall artiste Laden among three charged with illegal possession of firearm

Dancehall entertainer Laden was among three persons arrested and charged by the St. Elizabeth Police Wednesday night following the seizure of an illegal firearm and ammunition during an operation in Cheapside, Junction, St. Elizabeth.
 
A statement from the police says Laden, whose given name is Okeefe Aarons, was arrested along with 21-year-old Saaion Ebanks, a labourer of Nembhard Town in St. Elizabeth and a 16-year-old boy.
 
The Black River Police reported that about 10:40 p.m., they signalled the driver of a black Mercedes Benz to stop. 
 
The driver initially complied but sped off when the police approached. 
 
While the police were chasing the vehicle, they reportedly saw an object being thrown from the sunroof. 
 
The vehicle was subsequently intercepted and the passengers searched. 
 
The police returned to the area where the object was thrown and retrieved a 9 millimetre pistol which contained one round of ammunition.


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