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Operations in support of SOE being carried out in other parishes — Montague

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Security Robert Montague told Parliament this afternoon that as criminal elements flee St James to neighbouring parishes in light of the state of emergency, operations are being conducted across the country to apprehend wanted men.

He said so far, 18 people were detained in St Catherine North and one in St Catherine South, adding that operations have been launched in St Ann, St Mary and Westmoreland.

He made of note of Portmore, St Catherine which has been identified as a likely area where displaced criminals are likely to seek shelter.

As such he said a joint team from CTOC Central, the Fugitive Apprehension Team (FAT) and Mobile Reserve conducted targeted raids on several premises. No one was however apprehended.

Meanwhile, the Mobile Reserve and the St Andrew Central police picked up two individuals of interest in the August Town area this morning relating to a shooting in the community last night.

The men are identified as Tafari Dell and Ragiet Cole.

Continued operations by CTOC and the FAT also resulted in the apprehension of two men wanted in the United States.

Davy Scott, 48-years-old, who is wanted in New Jersey for assault against police and several assault offences, was held in Portmore, St Catherine. Peter Marley, 51, who is wanted in Florida for multiple sexual offences involving minors, was held in Cherry Gardens.

Both will be extradited to the US, the minister said.

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