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Correction: Jamaica-Warheads Seized Story

Deputy Superintendent of Police Steve BrownIn a Nov. 29 story about the seizure of ammunition in Jamaica, The Associated Press reported erroneously that authorities had seized 3,300 missile warheads. Jamaica’s government says the materials that police referred to as “warheads” are used to make bullets for handguns.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Jamaican authorities seize 3,300 ‘warheads’

Jamaican authorities seize 3,300 ‘warheads’ aboard ship

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Authorities in Jamaica say they have seized a large quantity of material used to make ammunition at the Port of Kingston.

Deputy Police Superintendent Steve Brown said Friday that custom officials discovered 3,300 of what are known as “warheads,” and are used to make 9 mm bullets for handguns.

He declined to say where the shipment originated from or its destination. No one has been arrested.

Brown told reporters that police are seeking helping from international agencies following the discovery.

He said it was the first time authorities had made such a discovery though there have long been suspicions that illegal weapons enter the country through the port.

Source: AP

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  1. Robert Scarlett says:

    I take it that you do not know the difference between a warhead (look it up) and a bullet (also, look it up).

  2. Robert Scarlett says:

    Thorne Kontos: I guess you are not sophisticated enough to know the difference.
    A bullet is a round/cartridge (live or otherwise) that comprises of: 1. a warhead; primer charge; explosive/propellant charge; shell.
    A warhead is just the projectile component of a bullet.
    Inference from the article: 3300 warheads were discovered, and a device which is used to assemble said warheads onto a shell.
    Doesn't get any simpler than that.

  3. Thorne Kontos it becomes a bullet when the warhead is attached to the casing, primer and powder

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