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Pastor suspected of being involved in lottery scamming arrested

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 2:00 AM

Detectives attached to the Westmoreland Proactive Investigation Unit arrested a pastor for breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provision) Act on Cooke Street in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, on the weekend.

Reports are that on Wednesday, January 27, an operation was carried out at the pastor's home on Cooke Street. A search of a room he occupied yielded over fifty (50) sheets of paper filled with identity information of persons living overseas.

Following further investigations, the pastor was arrested for his suspected involvement in the illicit lottery scamming. He will be interviewed in the presence of his lawyer, following which formal charges will be brought against him. Investigations are continuing.