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MOCA arrests another cop

Published:Sunday | October 19, 2014 | 8:32 PM

FOR THE second time in less than a week, detectives from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) have arrested a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for reasonable suspicion of breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.

The policeman, who is attached to a Corporate Area division, was arrested last Thursday during a sting operation in Kingston.

MOCA said it is alleged that the lawman, purporting to be a sergeant attached to another Corporate Area division, made contact with a teacher, claiming he was investigating a case involving breaches of the Sexual Offences Act which was reported against the teacher.

The policeman reportedly solicited $200,000 from the teacher in order to dispose of the alleged case file.

MOCA was alerted and a sting operation carried out, during which a courier who was sent to collect the money was detained. Further investigation by the team led to the arrest of the policeman.

Yesterday, MOCA said a case file was being prepared for submission to the director of public prosecutions for a ruling on the matter.