St Catherine, Jamaica (Mckoy’s News) – Spanish Town Municipal Bus Park: Extortion has become the heyday of gangsters who are assigned to or assigned themselves to the Spanish Town Municipal Bus Park in Spanish Town, St Catherine. It has become worse now since they have developed a “list of shotta buses”. These particular buses are allowed to jump the loading line for a fee of $5,000 daily, as reliably informed.
“You have some buses that they call ‘shotta buses’, they don’t join the line, they just go to the front. Dem just load and then dem gone,” said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The drivers of other buses, he added, don’t escape the extortionists, as they are forced to pay $2,500 to use the park.
It is alleged that one of the bus drivers, Ervin McLeggan, who was cut down in the bus park on Tuesday, was on that “shotta bus” list but was removed after a meeting among the gangsters.
According to the informant, the bus operators will not report the matter to the police because they are in fear of their lives.
“But if they don’t make a complaint to the police, then the police cannot act on it,” he insisted.
Senior Superintendent of Police Anthony Powell, who is in charge of the St Catherine North Division, said he was not aware of any ‘shotta bus’ list. However, the informant insisted that such a list existed.