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Some of Jamaica's best detectives

Published:Thursday | April 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Though they came disguised in masks and army fatigues, investigations led by the top brass of the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) headquarters led to the arrest of a number of men who were implicated in the Gold Street Massacre of April 1980.

At the time, some of the reportedly best detectives the Jamaica Constabulary Force has seen, were attached to CIB headquarters in downtown Kingston, which was popularly known as 'Glass House'.

Speaking with The Gleaner on Monday, a retired member of the CIB confirmed that none of the men arrested in connection with the killings were ever convicted.

He said some have since died, while others are still walking the streets of Kingston.

"I remember when we saw the spent shells, we were not sure what kind of guns the men used in the attack. It was the first time M16 rifles were used in Jamaica," the ex-officer said.