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Police, soldiers flood sections of Mandeville

Published:Friday | December 12, 2014 | 5:55 PM

Tamara Bailey, Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:

Troops from the Jamaica Defence Force, the Mandeville Police, the Police Flying Squad and Mobile Reserves today blanked sections of the town of Mandeville in an effort to clamp down on criminal activities.

According to the Manchester Police Commander, Superintendent Melvin Brown, the division decided to seek external help following the resurgence of a prominent gang, and a series of break-ins and robberies in the town resulting in roughly $5 million in losses.

"We are acting on intelligence and we hope to make a significant number of arrests, and seizures of contraband among other illegal possessions," he said.

The areas targeted include the Mandeville Market and Arcade, the Nashville Bus Terminus, several taxi parks and several 'hot spot'communities.

Brown says there will also be a series of other operations for the yuletide season.

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