New York Resident Held With Illegal Firearm In St. Catherine /

An illegal firearm was allegedly seized from a resident of Hempstead in New York during a police operation in Above Rocks, St. Catherine on Thursday.   Forty-eight-year-old Robert Gayle, who also resides in Golden River, Above Rocks, was charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.   The police reported that they signalled the driver of a Toyota Altis to stop during a vehicular checkpoint operation about 1:30 a.m.   During a search of the vehicle, a Smith and Wesson Springfield 9 millimetre pistol containing eleven rounds was reportedly found.