Police warn of plots to kill candidates

Written by JamaicaElections.com

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The police high command says it is investigating reports of a plot to kill some politicians ahead of the general election on Monday.

Speaking at a press conference this afternoon Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Linval Bailey said that police have increased security for politicians.

DCP Bailey also expressed concern about several killings during the past few days.

However he says there was insufficient evidence to conclude whether they were politically motivated.

He also said that the police were worried that powerful weapons are still in the hands of criminals and could be used to intimidate and cause confrontation on Election Day in several constituencies including West Portland and Central Clarendon.

Police are also concerned that some politicians have been inciting violence among their supporters but is confident about that security forces have planned well for Election Day when 20,000 police and army personnel will be on duty.

An command centre will be established at the Commissioners Office to track reported criminal activities while the police have committed to targeting hot spot areas for four days after the election.

Taken from the Power 106 FM 5 p.m. bulletin

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