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USD 83000 SEIZED, MAJOR GANJA BUST

The Narcotics Police seized 3304 pounds of ganja and USD 83,900 in two separate incidents in the Corporate Area and St. Catherine on Wednesday, November 18.

 

In the first incident, reports are that about 10:30 a.m., a 42-year-old Venezuelan national arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport and was about to check in for a flight to Curacao when he was stopped, his suitcase searched and USD 83,900 was found concealed in several items including shampoo bottles. The Police were summoned and the man arrested.

 

DCP Selvin Hay Now Inspector General

February 19, 2019 –Deputy Commissioner of Police Selvin Hay was appointed as Inspector General of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) on Monday February 18, 2019. His appointment forms part of the JCF’s strategic transformation, which will see the Inspectorate of Constabulary (IOC) restructured to robustly address matters dealing with professional standards and breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.

Westmoreland Police List Wanted Persons

February 28, 2019 – The Westmoreland Police have listed several individuals as wanted in connection with a range of criminal activities that have been affecting the parish and surrounding areas. The individuals listed as wanted are urged to turn themselves in immediately. They are:

 

1.Isaiah Perry of Kings Valley and Grange Hill, Westmoreland. He is wanted for shooting with intent.

2.Burton Shearer, 50, of Church Lincoln district, Westmoreland. He is wanted for murder.

Second Domestic Violence Intervention Center Opened

January 31, 2019 –The Jamaica Constabulary Force has opened a second domestic violence intervention centre.

Based at the Matilda’s Corner Police Station in St. Andrew, the centre was declared officially open by the officer in charge of Area Four, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Devon Watkis and Deputy Director for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement at the United States (US) Embassy, Jamie Russell, in a ceremony on the station compound on Thursday, January 31.

ASSAULT RIFLE ONE OF TWO FIREARMS SEIZED IN ST JAMES

January 17, 2019 – An assault rifle was one of two firearms that were seized by the St. James Police during an operation in Rose Mount, St. James on Wednesday, January 16. Several assorted rounds of ammunition were also seized.

Commissioner of Police Donates Tools to Woodcarver

January 15, 2019 – Shelton Blake of Bellrock in Kingston 11 was highly appreciative of the carving tools he received from Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson on Tuesday, January 15.

Blake, who is a victim of a fire that destroyed four houses in his community on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, made a public appeal during a television interview for assistance to replace his tools. His appeal was heard by Major General Anderson, who handed over the new tools to him in a brief ceremony at the Hunts Bay Police Station.

International Human Rights Day 2018 Statement from Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson

Today as we observe International Day on Human Rights under the theme “Stand up for Human Rights”, I take the opportunity to reiterate the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) commitment to uphold the human rights and dignity of all persons with whom the Police come in contact.

 

Statement on Police Constable's Conviction

November 20, 2018- The Office of the Commissioner of Police appreciates the interest of members of the media and other groups in having a comment on a recent court case involving a police officer.

We wish to state that persons who carry out illegal acts whether they are police officers or not should face the courts. 

In the current case, the accused was convicted based on his own evidence.

Taxi Operators Warned

November 21, 2018- The Police are cautioning taxi operators who have been protesting amendments to the Road Traffic Bill to desist from blocking roadways, and threatening and intimidating other road users.

It has been noted that the protestors, who have staged demonstrations across the island over the past three days, have used their vehicles to block roadways, prevent other road users from going about their lawful business and, in some instances, have disallowed commuters from accessing other modes of transportation.

Bahamian National Arrested for Breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act

Detectives attached to the Narcotics Division arrested a Bahamian man at the Norman Manley International Airport on Friday, May 20, 2016.

He has been identified as 52-year-old Burlin Mitchell Starr of South Beach, Nassau, Bahamas.

Reports are that about 9:00 a.m., officers were conducting security checks in the departure hall on outgoing passengers checking-in to board a flight destined for Nassau. During the process, three rectangular shaped parcels, wrapped in masking tape —which aroused the cops’ suspicion—were found.

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