National Security Minister, Robert Montague, told Parliament yesterday that the crime wave in St. James has been cauterized.

However, he says a few more incidents may be expected due to lingering tensions between gangs.

He says 98 people have been detained over the past few days.

He noted that two of the parish’s most wanted men are in custody. Sixty-six rounds of ammunition have also been seized.

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Minister Montague praised law-abiding residents and the police for their bravery.

He called on stakeholders in the country to conduct deep introspection and reassess their contribution to the country’s crime problem.

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