UPDATE: 15 women among 40 nabbed in Westmoreland operation

Saturday, June 20, 2015

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WESTMORELAND, Jamaica - The police are reporting that a major operation in sections of the Westmoreland Division has resulted in a number persons being arrested.
Reports are that the operation began about 5:00 am on Friday, and led to the arrest of 40 persons including 15 women. All are awaiting charges to be laid following an interview in the presence of their attorneys, the police said early Saturday.
The operation took place in a number of areas including: Grange Hill, Dexter Street, Cooke Street and Farm District in Llandilo as well as a number of other communities.
It is said that a number of premises were searched and some of the items seized include:
Ten motor vehicles (including two SUV’s)
JMD $475,000.00
Over CAD $800.00
Cellular phones
Lottery scamming paraphernalia (including lead sheets)
The police said they are continuing to work alongside their international partners in an effort to decrease the prevalence of lottery-scamming related crimes. They have also warned that anyone who is suspected of being a part of this illicit trade will be arrested and can face extradition.
Members of the public are being asked to report suspicious persons who have migrated into their community without delay. Reports can be made to the Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime Branch at 967-1369, the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency’s 24-hour toll free number at 1-800-corrupt, the police 119 emergency number, Crime Stop at 311 or the nearest police station.
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