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Three arrested under suspicion of issuing driver's licences fraudulently

Published:Saturday | February 28, 2015 | 11:24 AM

Three men have been arrested by the Major Organized Crime and Anti Corruption Agency (MOCA) in relation to irregularities in the issuing of driver's licences and other documents.

The men, which include a Senior Collector of Taxes, were picked up in operations in St Thomas and the Corporate Area yesterday.

The three persons have been arrested on suspicion of breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act and Forgery and will now be questioned in the presence of their attorneys as the investigation continues.

According to MOCA, the operations are another phase in the multi-agency probe into irregularities into the process by which persons are granted driver’s licences and other documents.

It says in several cases examined, the correct procedures were not adhered to and the licences were approved under questionable circumstances.

MOCA was assisted by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team in carrying out the simultaneous operations.