The Stone Crusher Gangs of Jamaica: How the gangs formed and where they come from

The Stone Crusher Gangs of Jamaica: How the gangs formed and where they come from

A notorious gang, called the "Stone Crusher Gang," is believed to be behind the wave of murders in Jamaica. The gang is said to have formed after its leader, Eldon Calvert, was released from prison in 2010. Calvert, once a top enforcer for the Jamaican Stone Crusher Gang, was able to create a new criminal enterprise with help from former gang members, who are now known as the "Calvert Group."

The origins of the Stone Crusher Gang date back to 2002, when Calvert was sentenced to prison for engaging in illegal gun possession and assault with intent to murder. He spent the next eight years behind bars, but during this time, he was able to maintain his influence over the criminal underworld of Jamaica.

The Stone Crusher Gangs activities were numerous and not restricted to the western end of the island. The gangsters who aligned themselves with the Stone Crusher Gangs were known to engage mainly in firearm-related offenses, including the murder of innocent civilians, extortion, robbery, and more.

Although Calvert was the main driving force behind the Stone Crusher Gang’s formation, several other notable gangsters supported him. These included Donald Stone Crusher Jr., Colin Doggie Murray, Marlon Ashman, Rohan Don Gordon, Rohan Sten Dawkins, and Michael Lassie Forbes. These individuals were known to be ruthless and feared, causing havoc in various communities.

The Stone Crusher Gangs had a distinctive modus operandi (MO) They would travel to target areas in cars, mostly stolen ones, armed with a wide array of weapons, including AK-47s, R6 semiautomatic rifles, M16 rifles, grenades, and Molotov cocktails. They would usually storm the targeted areas, spraying bullets indiscriminately, causing terror among the residents.

The gang's main funding came from the illegal drug trade, with marijuana being the primary product. However, they were also involved in the smuggling of cocaine and other illicit drugs. To protect their operations, the gangsters would establish a network of informants within the police, allowing them to remain one step ahead of law enforcement.

The Stone Crusher Gangs' reign of terror came to an end in 2010, when Calvert was arrested and charged for the double murder of Rohan Bigga Boss Bryan and Richard Roper. Calvert pleaded guilty to both murders and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, effectively dismantling the Stone Crusher Gang.

Despite this, remnants of the gang still exist today, operating under different names and leadership. The Stone Crusher Gang's formation and reign of terror have left a lasting impact on Jamaica's crime landscape. The atrocities committed by the gangsters have caused fear and anxiety among the population, resulting in increased security measures being implemented to prevent their resurgence.

The legacy of the Stone Crusher Gang serves as a reminder of the dangers lurking within organized crime networks. The story of how the gang formed and the crimes they committed showcases the need for a comprehensive approach to tackling gang violence and ensuring the safety of communities. Only through a combination of law enforcement efforts and social interventions can Jamaica effectively address this ongoing issue.

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