Corporal linked to gang set for identification parades

The police corporal arrested on the weekend in connection with gang activities is scheduled to appear on identification parades in connection to allegation of involvement in murders, shootings, robberies and rapes committed in several parishes.

This was disclosed on Tuesday by investigators attached to the Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime (C-TOC) in response to a writ of habeas corpus filed on behalf of the policemen before the St Andrew Parish Court.

C-TOC officers told the judge that the Corporal is linked to a major criminal gang.

Defence attorney Peter Champagnie filed the writ on Tuesday, demanding that his client, who was arrested on the weekend, be charged or released.

The judge ruled that investigators return on Friday to give a status report on the corporal. 

C-TOC has revealed on Tuesday that the Corporal and gang leader, 27 year-old Uchence Wilson, were among 25 people now in custody. The suspects are facing charges under the Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organisations) Act, popularly called the Anti-Gang Legislation.

The gang has been linked to rapes, murders and robberies in several parishes, including Kingston, St Catherine, St Ann, Trelawny and Clarendon.

C-TOC is alleging that the gang has stolen more than $400 million worth of  goods.

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