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More than 30 detained, 360 cartridges recovered in police operation

Published:Friday | August 11, 2017 | 8:08 PM
Police and military personnel on operation in St Andrew.- Photo by Lionel Rookwood

The police say 32 men and a woman were arrested in today's operation carried out in the Jarrett lane and Saunders Avenue area of St Andrew.

The police also say they recovered 360 M16 cartridges during searches.

The police say the people detained are being questioned.

Superintendent Victor Hamilton, who led the operation, says it was aimed at diffusing tension in the Mountain View Avenue community, capture wanted men and recover guns and ammunition.

He says police intelligence suggests the area is infested with guns and ammunition.

Superintendent Hamilton says an ongoing gang feud in the area has resulted in the deaths and injury of several people.