The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions says the crown is ready to prosecute the 26 members of the Uchence Wilson-led gang.
Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP, Paula Lewellyn, says the crown has a very tight case to successfully prosecute the 26 members who have been in police custody since last December.
Police investigators say the Terrence Uchence Wilson led gang had an extensive reach causing chaos and fear for citizens in St Catherine.
It’s alleged that the criminal organization also committed murders, rape, shootings and robberies across Clarendon, St Ann, Trelawny, St Mary, Manchester, and St Andrew.
Ms. Lewellyn says the crown’s case, which has approximately 40 different charges and which is being marshalled by Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Jeremy Palmer, is extremely tight, to the point that despite several applications for bail, they all remain in custody.
The DPP says based on the weight of the circumstantial evidence, which the prosecution has against these accused gangsters, she is hoping that they will instruct their legal team to take advantage of certain provisions available to them, under the law.
Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Lewellyn.
She was addressing police commissioners from the Caribbean on the difficulties in prosecuting gang related case in Jamaica at the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police Annual General Meeting and conference at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James this morning (May 1).