3 held during Traffic police operation in St. Catherine
Three persons have been arrested and nine motor vehicles seized during an operation by the traffic police in Portmore, St. Catherine today (July 9).
The police stepped up their efforts to have public transport operators use the Naggo Head bus terminus.
Head of the Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent of Police, SSP Radcliffe Lewis says the three persons arrested operate public passenger vehicles.
Two were arrested for disorderly conduct and the other for not having a drivers' license.
Meanwhile, SSP Lewis says three of the nine motor vehicles were seized because they had no road license and the remaining six were being operated contrary to the licenses.
Twelve traffic tickets were also issued to drivers throughout today.
SSP Lewis says the operators have made an illegal terminus at Bayside, which is creating traffic congestion.
He explains that today's operation was to educate the public passenger operators of the drive to get them to use the Naggo Head bus terminus.
However, come tomorrow persons who refuse will have their vehicles impounded.
He says the police operation will continue for the rest of the week and until public passenger operators begin to occupy the Naggo Head bus park.
Today's operation was headed by SSP Lewis who was supported by a team of 26 police officers from St. Catherine South and the traffic divisions.