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Another cache of illegal police, army paraphernalia recovered in Clarendon

Published:Sunday | October 23, 2016 | 12:06 PMShanique Samuels

The Clarendon police have recovered for the second time in three days a cache of police and army paraphernalia being used by criminals in the parish.

The items were reportedly recovered during a police raid in the community of Bucknor on the outskirts of May Pen yesterday. Among the items recovered were: JDF ballistic helmet, a pull-over, a pair of handcuffs, masks, as well as three live rounds were found.

Last Thursday, the police also found army fatigue, police vests and nine M16 rounds in the Farm community, also in May Pen.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Hornet Williams says the use of police and military gear by criminals to aid their activities is one of the challenges being faced by the police in their crime fighting efforts in the parish.

He says the number of unplanned communities as well as the terrain were additional challenges affecting the efforts of the police to curb crime in the parish. Bucknor comprises several informal communities.

However, DSP Williams vowed that the police will continue to fight. He is urging the public to share with the police information that can assist in their crime fighting efforts.