Jamaica Authority Beefs Up Crime Plan, Deploying Heavy Military In Violence-Prone Communities

Jamaica's National Security says the police will take the lead in having a significant presence in the main crime spots across the island.

A new fighting plan is being implemented which will see heavy military deployment and the targeting of communities which have experienced an upsurge in murders and other criminal activity, Hype Life Magazine has learned.

National Security Minister Peter Bunting says the police will take the lead in having a significant presence in the main crime spots across the island.

However, he says members of the JDF will be using their armored personnel carriers to penetrate certain communities.

A statement from the Information Service, JIS says Minister Bunting intends for the entire island to feel and experience the crime plan.

He says parishes such as St. James, Westmoreland, Hanover, Clarendon, St. Catherine, and Kingston will see a considerable deployment of the security forces.

The Minister says the Government has invested much in the JDF vehicles.

He says these units will be utilized fully in the current offensive on crime.

Minister Bunting says 80-percent of Police personnel will be on the roads during the festive season.

In the meantime, Mr. Bunting says the pressure on lottery scammers will continue.

He notes that $1.5 billion has been spent in recent times to equip the police with motor vehicles and modern technology to fight crime.

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