The Police have arrested at least three persons connected to the Spanish Town-based Clansman gang and have seized several firearms.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF, says those are among gains it’s made in an ongoing crackdown on the notorious gang, in recent weeks.

In a statement the Constabulary says it’s conducted a series of intelligence-led operations targeting high-level Clansman Gang members as well as their support systems.

It says those operations were conducted by a high-level Joint Task Force comprised of detectives from Specialized Operations, the National Intelligence Bureau, Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime, Communication Forensics & Cybercrimes Unit and the St Catherine North Police, and supported by international partners.

It says the Police arrested 29-year old Charles McDonalds also called ‘Chups’ in a pre-dawn raid last week.

He was charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

On October 30, the Police say they arrested and charged murder suspect 26-year old Stephen Burke.

He’s linked to a murder in September this year.

According to the Constabulary, Burke, who is a reputed member of the Clansman gang, was also among four persons charged in connection with the Anti-Gang legislation in 2015.

But the Police say he was released in 2019 on the grounds of non-attendance of the witness.

In the meantime, the Police have also arrested and charged 45-year-old old Dexter Spence during a raid at his Bushy Park home.

Two licensed firearms, one hundred and nineteen 9-milimeter rounds and three hundred and eleven 12-gauge rounds were seized during that raid.

The Police say Spence, is a former member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Crime, Fitz Bailey is warning persons to shun personal and business connections with criminal gangsters.

He says criminal gangs thrive because legitimate businesses and law-abiding citizens support them.