The Kingston Central police have arrested and charged 19-year-old Aldino Williams with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition following an operation on Hanover Street in Kingston yesterday.
According to the police, lawmen were in the area about 11:45 am when they saw Williams, who is of Montgomery Avenue, Kingston 10, at a premises.
Upon seeing the police he allegedly removed an object from his waistband and threw it away.
The object was retrieved and found to be a 9mm Smith and Wesson pistol with a magazine containing seven 9mm rounds of ammunition.
He was subsequently arrested. The police said his court date will be announce later