More than 20 people have been detained by the security forces in August Town since a combined police/military operation started there this morning.
Police and soldiers were sent to the troubled community before daylight Thursday to search for gang members and wanted people.
There has been tension in August Town for the last several weeks with many incidents of shooting. Last week Friday two people were shot dead in a flare up of violence.
Classes at August Town Primary school were affected and members of the community have expressed fear for their safety.
By: Franklin McKnight