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Clarendon police chief disappointed only 10 illegal guns recovered as lawlessness spirals

Published:Sunday | March 12, 2017 | 3:53 AM
A section of the May Pen town centre in Clarendon.

The head of the Clarendon Police, Superintendent Vendolyn Cameron Powell, is disappointed that only 10 illegal guns and 43 rounds of ammunition have been seized in the parish since the start of the year.

Addressing the monthly meeting of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation last Thursday, Cameron Powell revealed that 24 persons have been killed in the parish since January 1. She says there have been 15 shooting incidents.

In the meantime, the head of the Clarendon Police lamented the level of lawlessness and indiscipline among motorists across the parish.

She says since the start of the year the police have issued 10, 321 traffic tickets, with taxi and minibus operators being the main offenders.

Cameron Powell acknowledged that the police are facing a serious challenge to curb the lawlessness in the parish, but insisted that the men and women under her command will continue to engage the public to help clean up the parish.