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Frankson kidnapping case: Policeman recounts recovering money, firearm

Published:Friday | September 25, 2015 | 9:15 PM

Detective Inspector Colin Campbell today testified that the police recovered marked money from the motor vehicle of former policeman, Alpheus Wade, which was reportedly used in the kidnapping case of businessman Marc Frankson.

Wade has been on trial in the Home Circuit Court since last week for the kidnapping of the businessman on June 15, 2011.

Campbell testified that on June 16 that same year, he and another policeman went to Passagefort in Portmore, St. Catherine where they found a motor truck crashed into a fence.

The policeman said the vehicle was searched and several items were recovered including money, a driver’s licence, a firearm license booklet for a Beretta pistol, and a firearm with 13 rounds of ammunition and two expended cartridges.

The witness said the photograph on the licence resembles Wade.

He further testified that the fireman belonged to the accused cop.

According to Campbell, the money that was recovered matched notes on a list used by the police in operations.

He said four US$100 notes matched the serial numbers of notes on the list.

The businessman’s kidnappers had demanded a ransom of US$500,000.

Meanwhile, another policeman, Deputy Superintendent Dave Brown, today testified that he examined the firearm and cartridges on June 22, 2011.

He said the gun was in good working condition and the expended cartridges were fired from the gun.

The trial continues on Monday.