Three Westmoreland Constables Arrested on Corruption Charges

Westmoreland, Jamaica (McKoy’s News)Three Westmoreland Constables Arrested: Three police Constables attached to the Westmoreland police division are now in police custody. They are being investigated by a team of investigators attached to the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime (C-TOC) Unit for corruption allegations against them.

Westmoreland Constables Arrested: The three Constables who are stationed at the Whithorne police station in Westmoreland were taken into custody on Sunday, in connection with the kidnapping of a 15-year-old boy. The cops allegedly demanded a ransom of $2 million for the release of the boy, who was held with an illegal firearm.

Reports are that about 10:00 p.m. on Saturday night the three policemen who were conducting an operation along the Waterworks main road, carried out a search of passengers on a minibus and allegedly found the young man in possession of an illegal firearm.

It is further reported that he was taken into custody and arrangements made with him by Constables to drop the charges. The teen was held for about 10 hours after which the police officers called his parents demanding $2 million for his release.

Arrangements were then made to pay the cash, but the relative (who was contacted) instead travelled to St Elizabeth and made a report to the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Unit.

A sting operation was then set in place and arrangements made to pay the cash to the Constables. It was during the operation that the three policemen were held by their colleagues.

 

 

 

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