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December 16, 2013
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New crime strategy for west after 12 murders

The police in western Jamaica have launched a new crime strategy that is aimed at restricting the movement of criminals, following the killing of 12 people in the past week.

The Area One Police Division, which comprises the parishes of St James, Hanover, Westmoreland and Trelawny, has come into sharp focus following the spate of killings.

Head of the division, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Warren Clarke, says Operation Resilience II was launched in the division at 3 a.m. yesterday in response to the upsurge in crime.

According to Clarke, the strategy is aimed at curtailing the movement of criminals who have migrated from areas over which the police have a firm control to areas where the police are not as well deployed.

Clarke said since the crime plan's launch yesterday morning, there has been some success with two illegal firearms and several rounds of ammunition seized in Westmoreland.

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