Security Forces launch ‘Operation Relentless II’

Operation Relentless II is the latest crime fighting initiative launched by the Jamaica Constabulary Force in partnership with the Jamaica Defence Force.

The initiative will target criminal gangs and gangsters involved in violent crimes or other aspects of the illicit gun trade, associated with lottery scamming and narcotics activities which fund these guns are also being focused on. Emphasis will be placed on the divisions having the highest levels of violent crimes.

Among the major drivers of the recent violence are ongoing conflicts among persons involved in the scamming underworld as well as internal conflicts within criminal organisations over illegal firearms and ill-gotten gains. The operations come in anticipation of the new Firearms Act that is expected to bring tougher penalties for possession and use of illegal guns.

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