Our news team has learned that since the release of several men who were being held under the State of Public Emergency at the Freeport lockup in Montego Bay, St. James, the parish of St James is already starting to feel the reel back from these detainees.
Some of these men released were being held as Persons of Interest in connection with various crimes committed around the parish, since their release before the climax of the State of Emergency on January 31st, 2019, already some of these individuals are being sought in connection with two most recent shooting incidents within the parish.
The incidents listed by a police source includes the murder of a man at Albion Road, and a drive-by shooting in Catherine Hall, last Thursday night, which has left two men nursing gunshot wounds.
Since the State of Public Emergency ended the joint security forces have maintained their ground at all the border checkpoints, and have also stepped up their presence in and around several communities in St James.
The Security forces have also carried out a number of raids and placed a Curfew in Salt Spring in an attempt to apprehend a group of suspects, who one police source said, are behind the shooting death of one man, and the wounded of another in Salt Spring community.