Persons from the crime-torn parish of St. James who’re wanted for questioning by the police are being taken in by relatives.
That’s according to the Head of the St. James Police, Senior Superintendent Marlon Nesbeth.
Nationwide News spoke with SSP Nesbeth today as the security forces carried out a major operation in Glendevon and Norwood in the parish.
Twelve people have so far been taken into custody.
SSP Nesbeth says he’s getting cooperation from residents as well as family members of persons in whom the police have an interest.
St. James has registered more than 200 murders since the start of the year. The police and military have increased their presence in the parish as they try to stem the spate of murders.
Head of the JCF’s Corporate Communications Unit, Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, says residents of St. James seem eager for change as they’ve become frustrated with the violence crippling the parish.
Superintendent Lindsay says the police are not taking the support for granted.