... ‘Part­ner with us to find il­le­gal guns’

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

“WE HAVE seen what il­le­gal guns and lot­tery scam­ming have been do­ing to St James in re­gards to the more than 200 mur­ders since the start of the year,” said Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent Mar­lon Nes­beth.

“We want to use this op­por­tu­nity to again call on all lawabid­ing cit­i­zens to part­ner with us in find­ing the il­le­gal guns. We know the guns are out there based on what has been hap­pen­ing in com­mu­ni­ties like Flankers, Nor­wood, and Salt Spring, among other com­mu­ni­ties.”

While the op­er­a­tion was un­fold­ing in Cam­bridge, the po­lice also had some suc­cess in the Red Dirt area of Flankers, where they seized a 9mm pis­tol and ar­rested two men. The names of the men were not re­leased, pend­ing fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

St James has been un­der the na­tional spot­light in re­cent weeks, fol­low­ing the dec­la­ra­tion of the na­tion’s first zone of spe­cial op­er­a­tions in the Mt Salem com­mu­nity. St James had a record 268 mur­ders last year.

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