Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015. 2:26 pm CST.
Monday, September 14th, 2015. BMG: A police operation in the George Street area this morning resulted in over a dozen arrests, the recovery of an unlicensed firearm, the seizure of over 500 kilograms of marijuana and eight of the arrested dozen are expected to be charged.
Eastern Division South Commander, Senior Superintendent Chester Williams said the operation was a joint effort between the Gang Suppression Unit (GSU), the Mobile Interdiction Team (MIT) and the Special Patrol Unit (SPU).
He said the operation was a direct result of the string of shootings over the last three weeks, all of which have been done by members of the George Street Gang.
Williams said the operation is a part of the continuous effort by the Easter Division South formation to crack down on crime. He added that police will continue to work with those who work with them and those who do not cooperate will be subject to operations like the one conducted this morning on George Street.
Williams said police went in with full force but he doesn’t expect for their to be any claims of excessive police force as he encourages all his officers and any operation he sanctions to be conducted within the realms of the law.
Williams said the operation was a success and will continue to their tough policing operations.
Of the eight to be charged, two men will be charged related to two recent shooting incidents.
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