Persons engaged in issuing bomb threats will be prosecuted to full extent of law
The persons engaging in issuing bomb threats will be found and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
That’s according to the ministry of national security.
This, as the security forces were called on to respond to over 40 reported threats, today.
This is the second consecutive day in which operations at several public institutions were disrupted, due to bomb threats sent via email.
They have been determined to be hoaxes.
The national security ministry has indicated that dedicated law enforcement teams have diligently responded to and investigated 45 reports of bomb threats.
The ministry said these incidents have targeted various institutions, including schools, healthcare facilities, and courts.
It said following a thorough investigation, all these reports have been identified as hoaxes.
The ministry said while it’s grateful that these were not actual threats, it must emphasize the significant strain, such incidents place on law enforcement resources, which are already in high demand.
It said it will continue to collaborate with the Jamaica constabulary force, the Jamaica defence force and other elements of the security forces, together with the ministry of education and youth, and all national institutions, to reassure citizens and to ensure that students are safe.
It said the repercussions of these hoaxes are far-reaching, affecting the daily lives of many.
It said hoaxes cause unwarranted fear, anxiety, and significant disruption to essential services and public order.
The ministry strongly condemns these acts of misinformation and false reporting.
It is urging members of the public to remain calm and vigilant and to avoid succumbing to panic.
The ministry said it’s imperative that any suspicious activity be reported immediately to the police.
It also appealed to citizens to refrain from participating in or propagating such hoaxes.
The ministry said these actions are not only irresponsible, they are illegal.
Those found engaging in such activities will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
The ministry said it’s committed to ensuring the safety and security of all Jamaicans.