ST ANN, Jamaica — Seven people, including a minor, have been taken into custody and five high-end motor vehicles seized following a major joint police/military operation in Great Pond, St Ann on Thursday.
The operation forms part of the authority’s crackdown on lottery scamming across Jamaica.
According to a release, three BMW motorcars, one Mark X and one Toyota Crown were seized during the raid. Ten cellular phones and two laptops were also seized.
Reports are that between the hours of 5:00 am and 9:00 am, a joint police/military operation led by the Lottery Scam Task Force, searched several homes at the Great Pond Estate in the parish.
Several of those in custody have been charged for breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) Act and for possession of identity information.
Among those charged are a 27-year-old businessman, two 22-year-old men, and a 17-year-old. All are from the parish of St Ann. The other people in custody are to be questioned by the police.
The identities of the others in custody are being withheld pending further investigations by the Lottery Scam Task Force.