Several persons were picked up by the St. Elizabeth Police Wednesday morning during an operation in the Windsor area of Siloah.
The detainees are being processed at the Black River police station.
The six-hour operation was aimed at nabbing criminals fleeing the Zones of Special Operations and States of Public Emergency in St. James, the St. Catherine North police division and sections of the Corporate Area.
The security forces were also searching for persons involved in lottery scamming as well as narcotics and illegal guns.
Meanwhile, several others were detained Wednesday morning during an operation in Newlands in Portmore, St. Catherine.
The operation was in response to the recent flare-up of gang violence in Newlands.