6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. Cops moving Clarendonians marked for death
  2. El-Faisal was recruiting for ISIS?
  3. $100m drug bust at Kingston Port
  4. X6-linked file found hidden at FLA
  5. Telecoms support new area code
  6. Hanover’s most wanted killed

1. Cops moving Clarendonians marked for death

Clarendon has recorded more than 100 murders since the start of the year – five children among its latest victims – but its divisional commander said the number would be much higher if the police had not strategically removed persons who they say were marked for death. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. El-Faisal was recruiting for ISIS?

From his home in St James, controversial Jamaican Muslim cleric, Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal has been busy leading a global recruitment effort that “encouraged individuals to carry out acts of terrorism in the name of the Islamic State” (ISIS) terror group, authorities in the United States have charged. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. $100m drug bust at Kingston Port

The Narcotics Police made another major drug bust yesterday when cocaine valued at just over $100 million was found among a shipment of rice at the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT). According to law enforcement sources, the rice was destined for a local distributor, who detectives were trying to locate up to late yesterday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. X6-linked file found hidden at FLA

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) is reporting that it has now found a file linked to the X6 murder case. However, the authority said the file did not belong to businessman Patrick Powell. Powell who was on trial for the murder of schoolboy Khajeel Mais was freed of the charges after the prosecution’s case collapsed. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Telecoms support new area code

Following sensitisation sessions involving public- and private-sector groups over the last six months, telecommunications companies Digicel and FLOW said there are plans to engage the wider public about the new 658 area code to be implemented in Jamaica next year, which will be in addition to the existing 876. Ten-digit dialling will also become compulsory . See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Hanover’s most wanted killed

Notorious gangster Delroy ‘Eye’ Roach, who sat atop the Hanover police’s most wanted list, was reportedly shot and killed when he traded bullets with lawmen after he was cornered in the Hopewell community on Sunday, shortly after 6 p.m. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.