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Police report incident-free PNP conference; seize weapons, ganja

Paul Henry

Monday, September 17, 2012    

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THE police have reported an incident-free 74th annual general conference of the People's National Party at the National Arena in Kingston, yesterday.

Thousands of orange-clad supporters from the 63 constituencies across the island packed the venue for the event, the first major assembly of comrades since the party regained power by a landslide in last December's general elections.

"The conference ended with no reports of incident," Assistant Commissioner of Police Leon Rose told the Jamaica Observer. "By and large, the crowd had been very disciplined."

"We are very pleased, from a policing standpoint, with how it went... I'm very proud of how the police handled the situation," Rose said.

Meanwhile, Rose said that eight knives, five scissors and a small quantity of ganja were seized from party supporters. No arrests were made in relation to the seizures.

Meanwhile, a carnival-like atmosphere prevailed at the conference as vuvuzela-blowing supporters sang and danced inside and outside the venue.

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