Seven persons, suspected to be members of the feared Kings Valley Gang in Westmoreland, have been taken into custody following a major police operation in the parish yesterday.
The operation was carried out by the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch supported by Specialize Operations, the Canine Division and the Caribbean Search Centre.
Four males and three females were picked during the operation and taken into Kingston where further investigations will be done, to include interviews, processing of the individuals and an ID parade.
In July last year, six members of the gang were freed of anti-gang related charges in the Supreme Court.
At the time Chief Justice Bryan Sykes ruled that prosecutors didn’t provide enough evidence.
The Chief Justice also said the Crown’s main witness had inconsistencies in his statement.
Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the crime portfolio, Fitz Bailey said the gang has been wreaking havoc in the parish and other sections of Western Jamaica since returning to the streets.
DCP Bailey says he is confident they will gather enough evidence to mount a good case against the suspects.
Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the crime portfolio, Fitz Bailey.