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Death threats against FLA CEO, former officials

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 12:24 PM

The National Security Ministry is reporting that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has received credible reports of death threats against former Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) Board Chairman, Dennis Wright; CEO, Shane Dalling and former acting CEO, Lincoln Allen.

According to the ministry, Wright was advised about the threat level and was invited to the Ministry on Thursday.

He has since been removed to a secure location to provide additional safety measures and has since engaged private security to protect his life. 

The Police have also reportedly ramped up security measures to protect the men.

In addition, security around Dalling and Allen has been increased.

"The threat against the life of Mr. Dennis Wright is specific and targeted. It is alleged that the Dennis Wright-led board compiled the list of over 200 persons of questionable character now being investigated," a ministry spokesperson said. 

"What they did to expose corrupt practises was done in service to the people of Jamaica."

The National Ministry condemns these actions and thanks the police for what it calls their professionalism in handling this matter.

It also says the targeted individuals will be protected.

The Ministry is urging anyone with information to come forward.