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Nine arrested in Christiana praedial larceny clampdown

Published:Wednesday | August 24, 2016 | 8:09 AM
The police say the identities of the persons taken into custody are being withheld pending further investigations.

Nine people have been taken into police custody for breaches of the Agricultural Produce Act and breaches of the Public Health Act.

They were arrested following operations carried out by the Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit in collaboration with officers attached to the Clarendon and Manchester Police Divisions.

The police say two snap raids were conducted at the Christiana Slaughter House and the Christiana Market and some of those arrested slapped with multiple charges.

Six people were prosecuted for breaches of the Agricultural Produce Act; four for breaches of the Livestock Control Order of 1973; four for breaches of the Public Health (Butchers) Regulations; and two for breaches of the Public Health (Food Handlers) Regulations.

Meanwhile, six abattoirs and two farms were also visited in Clarendon where the police issued eleven tickets issued for breaches of the Road Traffic Act. 

The police say the identities of the persons taken into custody are being withheld pending further investigations.