JCF Makes Record Arrests Of 108 Persons In Two Days

Monday, October 19, 2020, 6:33 PM GMT-5

The police have made a huge slew of arrests, within two days as they apprehended 108 persons.

The intense two-day operation by the Jamaica Constabulary force also saw the law enforcers seizing 3 firearms, 2 stolen vehicles and 7 motorcycles.

Head of the Jamaican constabulary force crime portfolio, DCP Fitz Bailey, said 8 persons out of those arrested were wanted for murders.

In further breaking down the arrests the senior officer stated that 3 persons were detained for wounding with intent, 3 for housebreaking and larceny, 6 persons for shooting with intent, 4 persons for rape, 1 for aiding and abetting rape, 5 for robbery with aggravation and 2 persons for the illegal position of a firearm.

DCP Bailey also stated that a man, by the name of Andrew Hinds, who was previously charged for the murder of a child in 2014 but released on September 20 due to the inability to locate a witness, was arrested for the possession of an illegal firearm for which he was subsequently charged.

The commissioner gave his assurance that the police are actively carrying out their duties to bring dangerous criminals to justice so Jamaica can be a crime-free country.

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The Commissioner of Police, Major General Anthony Anderson, noted at a media conference a couple of days ago that when the public emergency of the state ended, several of those released had either been proven to be involved in more criminal activities or were suspected.

5 of the men who were in detention has been killed so far, 4 of them were killed by other gangsters while 1 was killed by the police. 4 of the men have been re-arrested while 3 other shot and injures with 16 of the men suspected of murders including 2 double murders, 9 of the men are also suspected of carrying out shootings since their releases in under 2 months ago.

Last month, the Supreme Court announced the decision that the detention of 5 people under a public emergency was unconstitutional. Tommy Lee Sparta was released from lockup after the SOE ended as the police seemingly intended to hold him for a full possible 90days.

As a result of these recent findings, Dr. Horace Chang who is Jamaica’s Minister of National Security Minister told Nationwide News that there will be a meeting within the next couple of days to discuss the best measures to take in securing the country after which the nation will be notified.

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