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Clarendon police arrest 26 persons in Clean Sweep operation

Published:Saturday | May 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Twenty-six persons were arrested in Clarendon yesterday as part of Operation Clean Sweep, the police initiative aimed at tackling lawlessness in the parish.

The police say they have been charged with various breaches of the Parish Council Act, the Copyright Act and the Spirit License Act.

The police say 58 motorists were prosecuted for various breaches of the Road Traffic Act as their operations extended from May Pen to Lionel Town and the coastal community of Rocky Point.

Superintendent David White, who is in charge of Operations in Clarendon, says most of the persons arrested did not have the required spirit license or food handlers permit.

He says the operation will continue in and around May Pen to help rid the area of criminal elements and persons engaged in disorderly conduct.

Superintendent White urged business owners in the parish to ensure that their businesses are licenced, warning that the police will be visiting every establishments in the parish.