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MONTEGO BAY, St James — THE police have closed the Montego Bay office of the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) to facilitate a management and operational audit.
According to the constabulary's director of communications, Karl Angell, notification of the closure came yesterday from head of the branch, Assistant Commissioner of Police Selvin Hay.
ACP Hay could not be reached for a comment last night, but Angell told the Jamaica Observer that the closure of office was routinely done by the constabulary. He was unable to say, however, when the audit would be completed.
The closure of the Montego Bay office comes in the wake of the arrest of a special constable assigned to the ACB's Montego Bay office. The arrest followed investigation into an armed robbery in Westmoreland last week.
It is alleged that the policeman and a civilian held up and robbed persons of an undetermined sum of money at gunpoint in Negril last week Thursday, after which shots were reportedly fired. No one was injured during the incident and the police reported that a 9mm pistol was later found at the scene of the robbery.
A case file has been submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for a ruling.
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