Jamaican wanted for lottery scamming in US captured in St James

Thursday, January 11, 2018

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A Jamaican man who was among a group of 14 people listed as wanted by the United States of America in 2015 was captured in Rhyne Park, St James on Tuesday morning.

Police identified him as 24-year-old Mario Hines, who is wanted for wire fraud and money laundering (lottery scamming). His arrest brings to 13 the number of Jamaicans arrested on extradition warrants from the 2015 list.

He is scheduled to appear in the Westmoreland Parish Court today for extradition hearing.

Hines was arrested during an operation conducted by members of the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch Fugitive Apprehension Team, the Area One Anti-Lottery Scam Taskforce and Mobile Reserve.

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