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Jamaican dons plot evil from US

Regional 13 Dec, 2022 Follow News

Jamaica’s crime wave is not abating

Jamaican police are not only having to deal with an alarming crime wave on the island, but also are trying to monitor crime barons controlling criminals from the United States.

Major General Antony Anderson, the Commissioner of Police, said 30 people residing in the US, who he described as influencers of crime and violence in Jamaica are on the radar of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and are being pursued.

Anderson made the disclosure during a press briefing at the Office of the Prime where Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced the declaration of eight states of emergency.

Anderson explained that the previous state of emergency which ran from November 15 to 29 were mostly focused on 300 violent people.

He said: “We have a target list of 30 who reside in the US who we’re doing some work on. Those who are over there who believe that they are supporting violence and crime in Jamaica and they are doing so without anybody paying any attention to them they’re sorely mistaken.”

Anderson added: “It’s not only 300 people who’re involved in violence in Jamaica. We take some 700 guns off the roads per year and people are still out there shooting”.

Meanwhile, Holness was in Washington DC last week to hold talks with the relevant authorities with the aim of getting “better cooperation on identifying and dealing with persons” in the US who are actively involved in crime and violence in Jamaica. You’re overseas and you’re sponsoring, directing, soliciting or financing crime in Jamaica, we’re going to get you.”

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