UPDATE: 123 in custody during Enhanced Security Operations in St Catherine

Monday, March 19, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica —Approximately 123 people, including three wanted men, were taken into custody for processing during the first 24 hours of the State of Public Emergency in St Catherine North.

Twenty-seven remain in custody, while the other 96 have been processed and released. Four members of the Montego Bay-based G-City Gang were also picked up in operations on Sunday, March 18, the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) said in a release today.

The Police informed that of the 27 people in custody, three of the men are wanted for several offences to include; Simple Larceny, Shooting with Intent, Unlawful wounding and Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm.

Another three men were arrested for Breaches of the Firearms Act following the seizure of a Glock pistol with a magazine containing 10 rounds on the Bernard Lodge main road, alsoon Sunday. Two others were arrested for Breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

The identities of the men are being withheld pending further investigations.

A state of public emergency was declared yesterday in the St Catherine North police division in light of several murders and rampant acts of crime occurring in the division.

The police said it is reminding the public that it is an offence to harbour criminals.

Meanwhile, members of the security forces continue their operations across the parish and are asking anyone with information on gang operations, wanted individuals and any illegal activities to call, text or send information via Whatsapp to 837-8888.

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