Murder suspect among 5 held by Marine police

November 18, 2015

For the second time in as many weeks, the Marine police have seized a vessel, hundreds of gallon of marine fuel, and arrested several men, one of whom is wanted for murder.

The latest seizure occurred on Pelican Cay, off the coast of Old Harbour, St Catherine, last Saturday, police said.

Reports are that about midday, the Marine police were carrying out patrols, aimed at stemming the flow of contraband through the island's coastal waters. A check of the Pelican Cay resulted in the arrest of five men and the seizure of a 32-foot boat and approximately 220 gallons of fuel.

Charged with breaches of the Fishing Industry Act are: Leighton Lewis, 31, fisherman of Spring Village, St Catherine; Everald Dight, otherwise called 'Brown Man', 44, fisherman of Spring Village, St Catherine, and Courtney Johnson, 40, also a fisherman from Dunbeholden, Portmore, St Catherine. Otis Brown, a 37-year-old, fisherman of Braeton, St Catherine, has also been charged for breaches of the Petroleum Act.

Police said these men are scheduled to appear in the Old Harbour Resident Magistrate's Court on Friday, December 11.

The identity of the fifth man, who is charged with murder, is being withheld to facilitate further investigations, the police said.

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