More than 100 persons arrested and charged for breaching DRMA over first lockdown weekend

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The Jamaica Constabulary Force is reporting that 120 have persons have been arrested and charged for breaches of DRMA, and more than 200 persons warned for the prosecution to include party goers over the past weekend of lockdown Friday, March 26 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 29.

While there was a high level of compliance over the weekend, there are those who continue to be defiant. The JCF uses this medium to thank those who have been compliant and is issuing a warning for those who have it in their intention to defy the orders.

Citizens are being reminded that members of the JCF are authorized to enforce the measures under the Disaster Risk Management Act and take appropriate actions when breaches are detected. 

The police continue to urge Jamaicans to report all activities that are in contravention to the DRMA, especially in the periods of lockdown that were recently announced. The JCF encourages persons who are aware of illegal gatherings or other DRMA breaches to tag them on social media, direct message, or WhatsApp the information on illegal activities on 876-561-5671

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