Minor among several charged with lottery fraud; four high-end vehicles seized | New

Seven people have been arrested and five premium motor vehicles seized following a major joint police and military operation in Great Pond, St. Ann today.

Among the detainees is a minor.

The operation is part of the authorities’ crackdown on lottery scams across Jamaica.

According to the police, during the raid, three BMW automobiles, a Mark X and a Toyota Crown were seized. In addition, 10 cell phones and two laptops were also seized.

Reports say that between 5am and 9am this morning a joint police and military operation by the Lottery Scam Task Force searched several homes on the Great Pond estate in the parish.

Several of those detained were charged with offenses under 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 youth. All are from the parish of St Ann. Other detainees must be questioned by the police.

The identities of those detained are withheld pending further investigation by the Lottery Scam Task Force.

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