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Uchence gang member with newborn granted bail; other 25 members remanded

Published:Thursday | December 21, 2017 | 1:38 PM

All except one of the 26 members of the Uchence Wilson-led gang were remanded into custody when they appeared in the Supreme Court yesterday.

They were ordered to return to court on January 10, 2018.

Tashina Beckford, a member of the gang, was granted bail, as she had recently given birth.

The gang was dismantled during operations conducted in St Catherine, Clarendon and the Corporate Area on Saturday, December 2 in which 15 key players were taken into custody by the police.

An additional 11 persons were subsequently arrested, making the total to 26, which includes two members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

All 26 suspects are charged with breaches of the anti-gang legislation.