Jamaican authorities have seized 3,300 warheads and a missile-making machine at the port of Kingston and sought help from international police in tracking the shipper, Jamaican media reported Friday.
The unauthorized arms shipment was discovered Thursday afternoon in a police and customs operation carried out at a berth of Kingston Wharves, the RJR News site reported.
A high-level investigation has been launched, and Jamaican police have asked for assistance from international law enforcement, the news service said.
It was unclear from any of the reports of the seized ordnance how large the warheads were, what type of launch device they were intended to arm or whether the shipment's end destination was Jamaica or another country.
Ammunition-making machine, more than 3300 warheads seized at Kingston Wharves
The equipment is also used to reload ammunition. It is the first seizure of its kind in Jamaica.
Deputy Superintendent Steve Brown, head of Constabulary Communication Network, said other items used to manufacture ammunition were also seized. “We found everything that makes ammunition,” said DSP Brown. He declined to disclose the origin of the shipment and where it was destined.