Jamathon 2017

Cops on high alert as 'Duppy Film' to be buried today

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duppy-film-marlon-perry.jpgPolice are keeping a close watch on sections of St Thomas following reports that Marlon 'Duppy Film' Perry, the man who was on Jamaica's most wanted list, is to be buried on Sunday.

Perry, who was on the police radar for approximately six years, was in September shot dead during a police operation in Port Morant, St Thomas.

"We are aware that the funeral for Perry is set for tomorrow and as a result we will be monitoring sections of the parish," Beau Rigabe, superintendent of the division told Loop News.

Police say they have not received any reports that criminals are planning possible attacks for the death of Perry but made it clear that they were are not taking anything for granted.

"We have put in place a number of security measures and will be keeping close watch on the area," police said.

Meanwhile a number of residents in the area say there is a tense calm in the area where Perry is to be buried.

"People just a hope say the funeral just come and go without any further incident," said one resident who asked not to be named out of fear.

Three guns, an AK-47 and two pistols, were recovered from the scene where he was cut down by authorities.

Before he was shot dead, Perry, topped the list of most wanted criminals in Jamaica, accused of murders, shootings, rapes and robberies committed in Kingston and St Thomas.

He was also wanted in connection to several murders including the killing of Corporal Kenneth Davis and Constable Craig Palmer.

On June 25, a $1.5 million JMD reward was offered for information leading to Perry's capture.

Several appeals were made to Perry, his associates and anyone able to provide information about his whereabouts to come forward.

Perry refused to turn himself in to the police and managed to evade several operations launched by the police and military to capture and arrest him.

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