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POLICE GANG

Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the crime and security portfolio, Fitz Bailey, yesterday made a stunning revelation at a press briefing that eight police officers have been identified as alleged members of the 27- strong gang, which has been linked to several serious crimes across nine parishes

Charging that numerous members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force are involved in the island’s underworld today, former Senior Superintendent of Police Reneto Adams said he is not surprised by yesterday’s arrest of four members of the force, alleged to be members of the Clarendon-based Ranko Gang

According to Adams, he had publicly stated about 20 years ago that many police personnel were aligned with gangs but was ridiculed.

Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the crime and security portfolio, Fitz Bailey, yesterday made a stunning revelation at a press briefing that eight police officers have been identified as alleged members of the 27- strong gang, which has been linked to several serious crimes across nine parishes.

It was also disclosed that four of the lawmen were arrested yesterday morning during an operation along with eight civilians. Three other constables including the alleged gang leader, Constable Tafari Silvera, were previously arrested while the fourth officer fled the island when Silvera was arrested.

Murder plot Silvera and his colleague constable, Christopher Robinson and Mark Bennett are all currently before the Home Circuit Court on a charge of conspiracy to murder in relation to an alleged murder attempt that was foiled by the police

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