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WEST KINGSTON ENQUIRY: Elaborate surveillance system, 150m long tunnels found in Tivoli

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2015 | 12:51 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer
Colonel Cummings, commander of the Jamaica Defence Force's Engineering Regiment at the time, told the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry this morning that the surveillance system was found inside an apartment, located on Dee Cee Avenue.

Lieutenant Colonel David Cummings, says an "elaborate and fully functional" surveillance system and a tunnel, were discovered in the Tivoli Gardens stronghold of drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke during the May 2010 operations.

Colonel Cummings, commander of the Jamaica Defence Force's Engineering Regiment at the time, told the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry this morning that the surveillance system was found inside an apartment, located on Dee Cee Avenue.

He said the system had a large flat screen television which displayed the roads leading to all areas of Tivoli Gardens. 

According to him, the system was handed over to the police.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force, through its attorneys, have indicated that checks will be made to determine where the system is.

According to Colonel Cummings' testimony, the tunnels, estimated to be as much as 150m long, were discovered, in the Java section of Tivoli Gardens.

Noting that he was able to walk through a section of the tunnel, Cummings said the space inside got smaller before it exited at a manhole along Spanish Town Road.

He said some sections of the tunnel went in other directions.