17-y-o among seven nabbed in St Ann lottery scam bust

June 23, 2022

Seven people, including a minor, have been taken into custody following a major joint Police-military operation in Great Pond, St Ann earlier today.

The operation forms part of the authority’s crackdown on lottery scamming across Jamaica.

According to the police, 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.

Three BMW motorcars, one Mark X, and one Toyota Crown were seized, along with 10 cellular phones and two laptops.

Several of those in custody, including a 17-year-old, have been charged with breaching the fraudulent transactions act and for possession of identity information.

Their identities are being withheld pending further investigations by the Lottery Scam Task Force.

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