More than a dozen young men were taken by security forces from Steer Town, St Ann, yesterday in a massive operation by the security forces.
Sources tell McKoy’s news that a large detachment of soldiers and police moved into the densely settled community around noon. Their operation was intelligence-driven as they went directly to several premises where persons were removed. Some of the men were reportedly taken into Kingston for processing.
While the raid was happening, head of the St Ann police, Senior Superintendent Calvin Small told the St Ann Municipal Corporation’s monthly meeting that it was taking place at that very minute. SSP Small was delivering his monthly report to the Corporation and named Steer Town and Parry Town as continuing problems for the security forces. Steer Town is close to Mammee Bay, and has for years been a growing squatter settlement on the police’s radar.