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Police urge business operators in Clarendon who received extortion letters to come forward

Published:Saturday | March 11, 2017 | 2:03 PM

The head of the Clarendon Police Superintendent Vendolyn Cameron Powell is appealing to business operators in the parish who received extortion letters in a scheme uncovered last week to come forward and make a formal report.

Cameron Powell says the Clarendon Police is yet to hear from any member of the business community who may have received the letters, which demanded extortion payments of up to $100,000.

An elderly woman, believed to be the mastermind behind the scheme, was arrested last Sunday and several items seized during a joint operation at a premises in the community of Palmer's Cross.

Despite this, Cameron Powell told the monthly meeting of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation there are no reports of any extortion attempt in the parish.