One of the alleged members of the King’s Valley Gang was caught at the Norman Manley International Airport, allegedly trying to flee the country in late 2018.
That’s according to a policeman, who was one of three members of the Constabulary who testified in yesterday’s session of the King’s Valley Trial at the Supreme Court.
The policeman says he was part of an operation on November 16, 2018 at the NMIA, where they apprehended alleged gang member, Copeland Sankey.
Sankey was detained with his passport, over a thousand US dollars, two bags and a plane ticket to Nassau in the Bahamas.
Meanwhile, a second police witness at yesterday’s session, gave details of a predawn operation by the JCF and JDF in the Kings Valley community in May 2018.
The policeman testified that they targeted homes of two alleged gangsters, Sean “Elder” Suckra and Derval “Lukie” Williams.
The witness claims Suckra, who reportedly confirmed being the resident of the home, was served with a search warrant and invited to observe the search.
During the search, the police witness claims they found two masks hidden in the ceiling of the two room board house.
Days earlier, the Crown’s main witness had testified that he and other members of the Kings Valley gang had worn masks on their “missions”.
The policeman testified that another team went to Lukie’s house, but he was not home at the time.
He says he then instructed the team to search the nearby bushes, where they found a black draw string bag containing army fatigue clothing, masks, gloves, elbow pads and an army water bottle.