Six held in St Mary police-military operation
Gary Spaulding, Gleaner Writer
Six men are now in custody following a police-military operation across sections of Annotto Bay, St Mary.
Some six communities were searched and 34 houses raided in the operation which lasted for more than five hours yesterday.
Superintendent Dean Johnson, who is in charge of the parish, says one of the men in custody is being held in relation to a triple murder in Annotto Bay.
Superintendent Johnson says the other detainees are being quizzed in relation to a robbery at a supermarket and the theft of four firearms from a house in Highgate.
Two of the weapons are reportedly owned by a high-profile politician.
According to Superintendent Johnson, the three incidents prompted a heavy contingent of crime-fighters and army personnel to swoop down on sections of the community.
On July 18 gunmen kick down the door of a house and opened fire killing 41-year-old David McIntosh, his common-law wife, 44-year-old Maureen Pinnock, and 27-year-old Dwayne Harris.
And on July 22, thieves broke into the house of Najeer Haber also known as Geego and removed a safe which contained three shotguns and a revolver.
Superintendent Johnson says the four weapons belonged to two people and were being held by one of the owners for safekeeping.
Meanwhile, days before that incident men armed with guns robbed a supermarket.
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