KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sunday November 25, 2012 – The fatal shooting of four men by the police in the southern parish of St Elizabeth on Friday, has been linked to the guns for drugs trade between Jamaica and Haiti.
Residents from the community of New Town in the parish alleged that the men were chased and shot by the police.
It was subsequently reported that guns and ammunition were removed from the scene of the shooting incident.
Meanwhile, the police have reported that in 2007 the men who were killed on Friday, were detained by Cuban authorities after they were caught in Cuban waters with weapons and multiple rounds of ammunition. This find took place on a return trip from Haiti where the men went to trade over two thousand pounds of marijuana for weapons and ammunition.
When the men returned to Jamaica they were charged with conspiracy to transport firearms and conspiracy to export marijuana.
Friday’s shooting incident is now being investigated by the Independent Commission of Investigations, (INDECOM). (CMC)