Crab Hill crackdown
In a more than 12-hour operation in the recent hotspot of Crab Hill, St Lucy, armed police and soldiers carted off several men, two of them on a wanted list.
Residents woke up to find that motorists could not enter or leave the community without a check by an armed unit from the Royal Barbados Police Force, backed by soldiers, in a stop-and-search operation that began around 2 a.m. on Friday.
About 100 uniformed and plainclothes police and soldiers armed with powerful rifles descended on the northern district, which in the last week and a half has become a hot spot of bloody shootings, one of which claimed the life of Dexter Lashley on September 30, and there has been an overall rise in violence.
Last week, three men were shot, one of them fatally. Following that incident, three men were arrested, including Andre Jackman, alias “Lord Evil”. (DB/PR)
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