No one arrested in Wilton’s Yard operation – crime chief

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No one arrested in Wilton’s Yard operation – crime chief
Police officers during Friday's operation.
Police officers during Friday’s operation.

About eight males who were brought into custody during a massive joint police operation in Castries on Friday, July 10 have been released, Acting Assistant Commissioner in Charge of Crime and Intelligence, Milton Desir, has told St. Lucia News Online (SNO).

Contrary to other news reports, Desir said no one was officially arrested during the operation. He said the men were questioned and released.

The senior cop said the Friday afternoon operation was carried out by officers from the Special Services Unit (SSU), Drugs Squad, Criminal Investigations Department, and the Major Crimes Unit in Wilton’s Yard, popularly known as the Graveyard.

Desir said several small quantities of marijuana were recovered in the operation, which involved the searching of homes, vehicles and individuals in Wilton’s Yard. A road block was set up on Chaussee Road to facilitate the exercise.

The operation was in response to a wave of homicides and shootings that have claimed the lives of at least four people from communities in the vicinity of Wilton’s Yard, over the past several months.

Desir said the police is planning to carry out more operations, but declined to say where and when they will take place.

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  1. Mr Police Officer did l read right??? When those thugs get beaten by police????? Really.??? Beaten??? I see. So that's what happeded to chaka Dan???? Hello us state department r u reading this????

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  2. smh. Always the graveyard. What happen to Conway,Grass Street, the Slums,Reduit. If u continue to do the same things u will get the same results. Searches in graveyard has not stopped crime for over 10 years now. So IDIOTS try other places. Smh. This is just excitement. WHo advising all u.Kenny, La Cobinere. smfh.

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  3. St.lucians are quick to judge the police.The same ones who are judging us are the same ones who quarral and argue and cry police brutality when police officers are doing their jobs in these ghettos especially the wilton yard(graveyard) and grass street areas.when these thugs get shot or beaten by the police for senseless crimes lucians are all over the media..but today or tomorrow the next victim is their family they wanna cry for justice and say the police are not doing their jobs.some of you lucians need to shut up and let the police do their work.

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  4. I guess Wilton's Yard is the only ghetto that needs to be on news when a search is conducted. Don't mine that most of the persons killed have come from there. Waste your time and search the same place

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  5. Police should do random searches different times. .keep s show of force. Take their jobs seriously. .not those jokers they have now.

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    • that one dere is a child molester watch his face hidin behind the police force to do wickedness

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  6. Is this exercise a joke ! Ganja found and no arrest. This evidence should have been used to legally dig for evidence.

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    • a certain amount of drugs (weed) need to be found on premises or on person to get the law to issue a search warrant...do u think it sounds civil to get your home searched because a roach was found in your pocket??? talk about police harassment then...what these police need to do is get these guys in for question and match their fingerprints...wait a minute i havent heard fingerprint evidence being used at all in a country with a forensic lab...now thats a joke

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