Minor among 7 held in lottery scam bust; 5 high-end vehicles seized

Two of the vehicles seized in the stability operation. (Picture: CCU)

7 individuals, thought to be aspect of the multimillion-greenback lottery fraud, ended up held Thursday and five high-close motor vehicles seized through a joint law enforcement-army operation in Excellent Pond, St Ann.

Amongst those in custody is a minor, the constabulary’s Corporate Communication Device (CCU) said in a release.

“The operation sorts part of the safety forces’ crackdown on lottery scamming across Jamaica,” explained the CCU.

All through the raid, a few BMW motor cars and trucks, 1 Toyota Mark X and just one Toyota Crown have been seized, in addition 10 cellular phones and two laptops.

“… Involving the hours of 5:00 am and 9:00 in the morning a joint law enforcement-military services operation, led by the Lottery Scamming Activity Force, searched several residences at Wonderful Pond Estate in the parish.

“Several of people in custody have been billed for breaches of the Regulation Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) Act and for Possession of Identification Facts,” said the CCU release.

Amongst those people charged are a 27-calendar year-old businessman, two 22-year-aged adult men, and a 17-year-old. All are from the parish of St Ann. The other people today in custody are to be questioned by the law enforcement, in accordance to the CCU.

The identities of the seven are becoming withheld, pending further more investigations by the Lottery Fraud Job Power.