Police release Tesha Miller without charge

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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Alleged leader of the Clansman Gang Tesha Miller was yesterday released from police custody following his detention on Tuesday after paying a $100 fine for making a false declaration to Jamaican immigration officials.


According to Miller’s attorney, Bert Samuels, Miller, who was being held at the Hunts Bay Police Station, was released "into the hands of his family members" at 5:30 pm. Samuels, however, declined to say what his client’s reaction was, noting that the alleged gangster wanted to keep his life private.


Miller’s release was prompted by an order from Parish Judge Vaughn Smith in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday, that he be released or charged by 4:00 pm.


The order was given after Miller’s attorney, Able Don Foote, argued during a habeas corpus application that his client was being unlawfully detained by the police.


Foote told the court that both the Major Investigation Division and Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime (CTOC) unit had expressed an interest in his client and had both questioned him for four hours on Wednesday without laying a charge. Miller was asked a total of 160 questions, Foote said.


"And it has all culminated in one thing, there is nothing against him; it is just sinister," he said.


Miller had been in police custody since April 4 when he was deported from The Bahamas.


— Tanesha Mundle

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