JAM | Jun 4, 2023

Most wanted gunmen neutralised after standoff in St James

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Police personnel and a soldier, both attached to the Joint Anti-Gang Task Force (JAGTF)—which comprises the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and Jamaica Defence Force (JDF)—conduct manned patrol operations in an undisclosed location in Jamaica on March 21, 2022. (Photo: Facebook @JamaicaConstabularyForce)

Hours after a heated standoff with a joint police-military team, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is confirming that three gunmen, including two of Jamaica’s most wanted, were killed in Spot Valley, St James on Saturday (June 3).

One of the deceased has been identified as Nester ‘Zaddo’ Gallimore and three weapons were recovered from the operation.

According to statements from both the JCF and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), the joint police-military operation had been “relentless” in its pursuit of Gallimore, who the security forces labelled a high-value target.

The dragnet led the joint task force to the Spot Valley, Barrett Town area of the parish, where Gallimore was purportedly cornered and an intense firefight ensued.

In the aftermath, ‘Zaddo’ and two other associates were “fatally wounded during the targeted operation aimed at apprehending him”, the JDF disclosed in a series of tweets.

The JCF, in its own Twitter thread, indicated that the trio were responsible for “at least ten murders in the parish”.


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