Clarendon police cautions money tranfers may be linked to lottery scam
Head of the Clarendon police Superintendent Michael Bailey is urging workers at money transfer agencies to alert the police of suspicious transactions.
His comments come against the background of the illegal lottery cam.
Persons involved in the scam generally ask unsuspecting persons to send money through money transfer agencies to claim bogus prizes.
Superintendent Bailey says money transfer agents should discreetly contact the police if they are wary of any transaction.
Meantime, the superintendent says seven lottery scam cases are before the courts in the parish.
He says most of those charged are linked to St. James and Westmoreland.
He adds, that $129,800 was recently seized in relation to the lottery scam.
Meanwhile, six illegal guns and over a thousand offensive weapons have been removed from the streets of Clarendon over the last four weeks.
The guns seized are a shot gun, three 9 MM pistols, a .38 revolver and a home-made handgun.
Eighteen persons have been arrested and charged in connection with possession of an offensive weapon.
This was revealed by Superintendent of police in charge of Clarendon Michael Bailey at a press briefing yesterday.
He said over the same four week period, a number of illegal activities were dismantled and several persons arrested.
These include a stolen motor vehicle ring in which four persons were arrested and an extortion scheme in the town of May Pen in which two persons were nabbed.
Over 40lbs of compressed Ganja was seized and a quarter acre Ganja field was destroyed.
Superintendent Bailey adds that the accomplishments resulted from numerous operations carried out in sections of the parish.