Teen among seven detained for lottery scamming in St. Ann

A minor is among seven people taken into custody, following a joint police-military operation in Great Pond, St. Ann today.


During the operation, which occurred between 5 and 9 AM, several homes at the Great Pond Estate were searched. Three BMW motorcars, one Mark X, and one Toyota Crown were seized. In addition, 10 cellular phones and two laptops were also seized.


Several of those in custody have been charged with breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) Act and 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 individuals are being withheld pending further investigations by the Lottery Scam Task Force.




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