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St Catherine North Police intensify operations as murders spike

Published:Wednesday | January 28, 2015 | 8:49 AM

The St Catherine North Police have intensified their operational activities in response to the recent spate of murders in the division.

Speaking in parliament yesterday, National Security Minister, Peter Bunting signalled that the country could report over a hundred murders by the weekend.

According to Bunting, this increase in murders is largely due to an increase in criminal activities in North St Catherine.

Head of the division, Senior Superintendent Marlon Nesbeth says the police will be increasing their operational outputs to unprecedented levels in the interest of decent, law abiding citizens.

He is attributing most of the recent murders committed in the division to gang related activities.

Superintendent Nesbeth is assuring that the police will be occupying public spaces and dominating major thoroughfares in a bid to disrupt gang activities and deny gang members the opportunity to move about and commit crimes with impunity.

He says the last few weeks have seen a series of coordinated operations throughout the division which has led to the seizure of several firearms and ammunition.

Criminal kingpin, Michael ‘Tullus’ Morgan and his accomplice Ricardo Nicholas, otherwise called 'Stinger’ were also fatally shot in New Nursery last week when they engaged the lawmen in a gun battle.


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