Major Military Operation In St. James

Military Lockdown St James For Major Operation

Military Operation
*** Local Caption *** @Normal:Members of the army in a section of Flanker, St James, where five illegal guns were recovered yesterday.

A limited state of emergency has been imposed by the Government in St James.

According to reports, a major military operation is now under way in the entire parish.

The details of the operation are not immediately available however Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers are visible stopping and searching motor vehicles at various points in the parish where 335 murders were recorded last year, thatโ€™s 67 more than reported in 2016.

On Wednesday Prime Minister Andrew Holness signaled that the Government intended to take firm and resolute measures to tackle the countryโ€™s crime problem. He declined to elaborate, but his press secretary Naomi Francis said an announcement would be made in a matter of days.

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