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346 persons searched during Operation Clean Sweep in St Catherine — police

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 4:21 PM

The Police are reporting that a total of 346 persons were searched and 250 motor vehicles also searched over the weekend during its Operation Clean Sweep in sections of St Catherine.

The operation targeted public spaces in several communities in the St Catherine North police division. 

Additionally, the police say they issued 138 tickets, seized one pound of ganja, seized 11 offensive weapons, processed 16 individuals and seized more than $57,000 in cash.

A total of 31 packs of illegal cigarettes were also recovered and five persons prosecuted for not having a spirit licence.

Operation Clean Sweep was launched on January 28 to restore order in public spaces and so far several areas across the island have seen increased presence from members of the security forces.