Five men were arrested for using obscene language, resisting arrest and obstructing a police officer conducting his duty early yesterday morning, as police were attempting to shut down a “zesser” party in Long Circular, St James.

Police said members of the St James Task Force were told of the party, which was being held at a venue along Dibe Road, at around 6 am.

When the officers got to the address and tried to disperse the crowd, however, they met some resistance from some of the party-goers.

The officers tried to arrest one of the men after he used obscene language towards them and another four men tried to prevented them from doing so and were also arrested.

The men are expected to be charged and appear in court this week.

Police said yesterday that they will be cracking down on errant limers who fail to adhere to the stricter public health measures which are to take effect from today, including a limit on social gatherings to just five people.

During a Ministry of Health COVID-19 update on Monday, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced a rollback of restrictions due to the recent spike in cases.

Officers admitted yesterday that people are still holding parties which do not comply with the public health regulations as it relates to the numbers allowed to gather in one area.