Christopher Boyd, who is said to be the most wanted man in St. James and is linked to the Downtown Sparta Gang, was apprehended at a guest house in St. Andrew on Thursday.
An 18 year old woman, who was with him, is in police custody.
According to a release from the police, Mr. Boyd, who is also known as Plank, is a top-tier member of the Downtown Sparta Gang.
He said to be wanted for murders and a shooting in St. James.
Mr. Boyd was sentenced in 2011 for illegal possession of ammunition and a firearm.
He was released in 2016.
Meanwhile, eight men who the police say are linked to the Sparta Gang were also arrested Thursday night during an operation at an apartment complex in the St. Andrew North Division.
A man who is wanted for a 2016 case of wounding with intent is among the detainees.