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.