Some 50 persons who were arrested after the police raided an illegal party on Central Avenue in May Pen, Clarendon on Sunday, have been charged with breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA).
The individuals, including several women, were charged on Sunday night, and are expected to appear in court at a later date.
According to head of operations for the Clarendon police, Superintendent Christopher Phillips, at about 1:30 pm, officers were on patrol when they saw a big party in session at a location on Central Avenue in May Pen.
He added that, “On the approach of the police, several persons ran in different houses (and were) hiding in cars all over the place, but we did manage to hold on to the persons who were responsible (for the party) and the owners of the property who were basically entertaining the event.”
Phillips, in an interview, estimated that over 200 persons were at the illegal event, describing it as being “well-organised with food and tents and tables with liquor”.
While urging persons to abide by the DRMA, which is geared at containing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID), Phillips warned that his team is motivated to enforce the Act.