BUSTED! JCF Nabs 33/62 Known Members Of A Faction of Klansman Gang


The Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF, says it has arrested more than half of the known members of a faction of the reputed St. Catherine-based, Klansman gang.

A top tier alleged member of the gang, Andre Bryan, otherwise known as ‘Blackman’, is among those taken into custody.

He’s among the alleged gangsters who’re to face the court tomorrow for breaching the country’s anti gang laws.

Stevian Simmonds reports:

Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Crime, Fitz Bailey, says 33 of 62 known members of the gang have been taken into custody.

Acting DCP Bailey says the majority of those taken into custody are from a faction of the Klansman gang known as the One Don gang.

Acting DCP Bailey was addressing a media conference this morning.

He says several arms of the JCF have been closely monitoring the gang’s activity.

Acting DCP Bailey says some of those in custody are to appear before the Home Circuit Court tomorrow.

The senior crime fighter says the Police have the State of Public Emergency which was recently in place in the St. Catherine North Division to thank for helping them to probe the gang and build cases against its members.

Meantime, Acting DCP Bailey is also calling on law makers to amend the anti gang legislation, to allow the Police to hold five or more alleged gangsters for 14 days.

He says this would facilitate identification parades and other administrative matters.

Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.

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