Cops in COVID-19 enforcement charge more in St Catherine

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Jamaica News: On Heroes Day October 19, police in St Catherine charged 34 people under the Act to fight COVID-19 and warned more than 200 more for breaches of the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Regulations. They also issued tickets and seized 5 firearms.

Police reported that on Monday they followed up well publicised operations that let to 300 being warned and more than 400 cars searched Sunday in popular entertainment centres in the parish.

On Monday, lawmen staged coordinated operations between 8:00 am and midnight at various locations across the St Catherine South division, including Portmore and Old Harbour.

In one of the operations, 34 persons who were allegedly found at a party in Parrot Close in Hellshire in the parish were formally charged under the DRM Act. They are scheduled to appear in the St. Catherine Parish Court on Friday, November 24, 2020.

Other results from the activities across the division include:

  • Five offensive weapons being seized
  • 442 persons were searched
  • 339 motor vehicles were stopped
  • 210 persons were warned for breaches of the DRM Regulations
  • 96 sets of vehicle documents were inspected
  • 27 tickets were issued for breaches of the Road Traffic Act
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