Cops seek Tesha Miller - Alleged Clansman leader listed as Person of Interest
n Alleged Clansman leader listed as person of interest
Police late last night listed alleged Clansman gang leader Tesha Miller as a person of interest, claiming he can assist with investigations into several murders recorded in Spanish Town and Portmore in St Catherine.
The police's Corporate Communications Unit said Miller was designated a person of interest following intensive investi-gations and intelligence-led operations by senior detectives from the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investi-gation Branch (C-TOC), and the Major Investigation Division (MID). He is being asked to make himself available to detectives at the MID, located at 230 Spanish Town Road, Kingston, by midday tomorrow.
Police said several attempts by them to contact Miller have proved futile, but this was disputed by Miller's attorney, Bert Samuels.
Samuels told The Star last night that he was not aware that his client was being listed as a person of interest.
"It is well known that I am his attorney and I have always made it clear that the police can get in touch with me and I will get him to them within 24 hours," Samuels said.
The police said recently they have recorded an increase in murders and other violent crimes in St Catherine, particularly in the Spanish Town area where the Clansman gang is said to be actively engaged in criminal activities.
Detectives disclosed that during the first quarter of 2016, while Tesha Miller was incarcerated overseas, the St Catherine North Division recorded a 48 per cent reduction in murder when compared to the same period in 2015. This figure also represents the lowest number of murders in the division for the comparative period in the last five years. The murder figure in St Catherine North, the CCU said, now stands at 73, moving from 21 at the end of the first quarter of 2016.
"Based on the available intelligence, it is believed that Miller can assist the police with the investigation of several of the murders recorded in Spanish Town, and sections of Portmore. Most of the killings have been linked to an internal feud within the Clansman gang since the deportation of Tesha Miller on March 29, 2016," the CCU said.
The police say Miller - or anyone knowing his whereabouts - is being asked to contact C-TOC at 922-2373, the
St Catherine North police at 984-2305, police 119 emergency number, 311, 811, the nearest police station or use the Stay Alert App, which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.