Bus drivers arrested in St Catherine state of emergency

March 24, 2018
A Jamaica Defence Force soldier checks a delivery van during the public emergency in the St Catherine North Police Division in March.


Three bus drivers for whom warrants have been issued were arrested by the police on Thursday night and taken before the court.

The arrests took place as security forces continued their zero-tolerance stance in the St Catherine North Police Division which is under a State of Emergency.

Inspector Dahlia Garrick, Head of the Corporate Communications Unit, told The STAR that the security forces have been engaged in various law-enforcement exercise since the State of Emergency was declared last Sunday.

"Persons with outstanding warrants and in that some bus drivers who had outstanding traffic warrants were arrested. Some where processed and released," she said.

Inspector Garrick said bus drivers are not being targeted as the soldiers and police can stop and search any vehicle they choose to.

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