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Cop solicits $29,000 from foreigner to find missing person, arrested for corruption

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2015 | 6:01 PM

A Kingston-based police corporal accused of collecting money to find a missing person has been arrested on reasonable suspicion of breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.

The thirty-eight-year-old corporal, whose name has not been released, was arrested yesterday by members of the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA).

It’s reported that on Saturday, a foreigner visited the Rockfort Police Station in East Kingston and filed a missing person’s report. 

He reportedly returned to the station the next day to follow up on the investigation, when the corporal allegedly solicited and accepted $14,000 from him in order to locate the missing person.

MOCA says on Monday, the accused cop contacted the foreigner and solicited an additional $15,000.

A report was made to the anti-corruption agency and during an under-cover operation, the accused was searched and the money found on his person.