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16 alleged scammers for court September

Published:Saturday | September 3, 2016 | 9:01 PM

Sixteen persons accused of defrauding Americans of approximately US$50,000 between 2011 and 2015 are to appear in court on September 14 and 20.

Along with the persons arrested, cash amounting to $380,000, several lead sheets, two laptops, one tablet and 21 cellular phones were also seized during the operations.

The 16 people were arrested during operations in western Jamaica from August 23 to August 26.

The operations were spearheaded by the Trans-national Criminal Investigative Unit of the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC).

It got support from the Contraband Enforcement Team of Jamaica Customs along with local Police Officers from Hanover, Trelawny, Westmoreland and St. Elizabeth.