Share this story
Close X
Switch to Desktop Site

Score of Jamaicans held in alleged military coup

Jamaican security forces arrested and opposition politician and about 20 soldiers in connection with an alleged plot to stage a military coup, which included seizing the Defense Force armory in Kingston; killing the Army chief of staff, Brig. Robert Neish; and forcing the prime minister to resign, government sources said Monday. Charles Johnson, leader of the small Jamaica United Front Party, and the soldiers were arrested Sunday night.