Cops Put Major Dent in Westmoreland Gang

Less than six months after breaking the back of the Uchence Gang, the Constabulary’s Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch, C-TOC, is on the verge of dismantling another criminal organization.

C-TOC today revealed that a container with nineteen guns, which was seized by the police last year, was destined for the crime-plagued parish of Westmoreland.

The container was discovered and seized in November at the container terminal in Kingston.

The revelation was made today by Head of C-TOC, Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, Fitz Bailey. He was speaking at a media conference at C-TOC’s headquarters in downtown, Kingston.

The C-TOC Head says their investigations revealed the guns which included rifles were intended to reach the Dexter Street gang.

The gang is based in Westmoreland and has come under sharp focus following the recent bloodletting in the western parish.

Following intensified operations in the parish, the C-TOC Head told Nationwide that they had identified the leader and financier of the gang.

Today ACP Bailey told the media that the leader of the gang is Shadane Robinson otherwise called ‘Gargon.’ He says Robinson, who is out on bail, has fled the island.

More than thirty other members of the Dexter Street gang have also been identified.

The Police had initially arrested 13 members of the gang. They were arrested during operations in the parish recently. But more members have since been nabbed.

Four women are among those arrested and charged.

Meanwhile, in December last year, the JCF arrested 25 members of the Uchence gang. Among those arrested was a Detective Corporal of Police, the reputed leader of the gang, 27-year-old Uchence Wilson and three women

Among the several serious offences allegedly committed by the gang across the parishes of Clarendon, St Ann, Trelawny, St Mary, Manchester and St Andrew are murder, rape and robbery.

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