JLP activist ‘Treasure’ charged
JAMAICA Labour Party (JLP) activist Kayon ‘Treasure’ Campbell was yesterday charged by cops from the Flying Squad with conspiracy to commit robbery and illegal possession of a firearm.
Also charged are Donald Ho, a downtown Kingston businessman, and Norman Robertson from Spanish Town, St Catherine.
Ho is charged with receiving stolen goods and illegal possession of a firearm, while Robertson has been charged with robbery and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.
The three were among five men who were collared by police two weeks ago during a three-parish operation as police closed in on a ring involved in the robbery of 16 high-end watches from a Swiss Store at the intersection of Harbour and Church streets in downtown, Kingston.
The watches are valued at $7 million.
The police also seized US$150,000, J$500,000, two licensed shotguns, an illegal weapon, several magazines, more than 500 rounds of assorted ammunition, laptop computers, tablets, a Macintosh desktop computer, a car radio, white gold jewellery, and three smartphones.
The Flying Squad had worked alongside the Financial Investigation Division, the Organised Crime Investigative Division and the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force on the probe into the jewellery heist.
Campbell, Ho and Robertson will face the Gun Court next week Friday.