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Police intensify hunt for displaced 'Duppy Film', crony held in Manchester

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2016 | 4:47 PM
In this file photo, members of a joint police-military team are seen in an operation in Harbour View, St Andrew aimed at capturing Marlon 'Duppy Film' Perry.

The police are intensifying the hunt for Jamaica's most wanted man, Marlon 'Duppy Film' Perry.

According to the police, in recent days, Perry has been displaced amid increased operational activities.

"The security forces will be unrelenting in their pursuit, and bringing to justice criminals, wherever they may hide," said Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Warren Clarke.

Perry is now being pursued by joint police-military teams in Cross Keys, Manchester near the fishing community of Alligator Pond where one of his cronies was held Tuesday evening.

According to the police, Kevon Eldermire otherwise called ‘Harry Patta’ of a St Thomas address was captured about 7 o'clock Tuesday.

Eldermire was wanted for murder, wounding with intent, robbery with aggravation and illegal possession of a firearm.

Last Wednesday, a second crony was held hiding in a church in east Kingston during an operation aimed at capturing Perry.

Perry had earlier escaped a dragnet during a shoot-out with police and soldiers, however, a third crony, Jason Foster, was shot dead.

The police are appealing to residents to report all suspicious persons and movements to them.

The police have offered a reward of $1.5 million to anyone who can give reliable information leading to the arrest and charge of Perry.

He has been implicated in the December 2015 murders of Corporal Kenneth Davis and Constable Craig Palmer on the Poor Man’s Corner main road in St Thomas.

Perry is also wanted multiple counts of murder, shooting, assault at common law, wounding with intent, robbery with aggravation and illegal possession of firearm.

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