JCF increase operations to dismantle One Order, Clansman gangs
The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) continues its unrelenting effort to dismantle the One Order and Clansman gangs in St Catherine.
Over the last few days, lawmen seized eight firearms - three rifles, five handguns and more than 1000 assorted rounds of ammunition - in McCooks Pen, which intelligence suggests were under the control of the One Order gang.
In a release last night, the JCF says it is committed to reducing the influence of both gangs and has enhanced deployment of intelligence operatives, investigators and operational personnel in areas dominated by them.
The JCF is also collaborating with several interest groups and stakeholders to dissuade youngsters from joining criminal gangs as well as to assist those who are trying to leave/quit the gangs.
Since the start of the year, local investigators working with US counterparts, have ensured the conviction of three top-tier members of these gangs, namely Everton 'Rado' Minott, Rohan 'Placka' Hope and Richard 'Ryda' Shelley, who have been sentenced to 12, five and 20 years respectively, for a range of offences.
"The efforts of the lawmen will continue as it seeks to reduce internal conflicts in the Clansman gang, which has left several persons dead or seriously injured. The effort is also geared towards preventing internal conflicts, which may result in inter-gang wars. It is believed that one element of the Clansman gang is reportedly seeking support from elements within the One Order gang to settle the ongoing and long-standing internal feud within the gang," the release stated.