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34 Persons arrested at river party amid covid-19 pandemic

Sources have confirmed that thirty-four people were arrested and charged for breaching the Disaster Risk Management and the “Dangerous Drugs ACT in Trelawny on Friday.


Police said the persons, including one pregnant woman, were charged after they were found at a river participating in an entertainment event, in spite of concerns about the COVID -19 pandemic, from which Jamaica has so far confirmed 490 cases and nine deaths.


Police said they also found out that a large number of persons held in the operation had travelled from other parishes to participate in the event.

Police said that about 3:30 pm team of officers went to Bengal River in the parish where the large group of persons,  were seen.