The Child Development Agency (CDA) yesterday reported a suspected ring involving the trafficking of Jamaican children to another Caribbean country.
The CDA said the revelation arose out of investigations by the agency since January this year, as part of the agency's ongoing efforts to protect Jamaica's children.
According to a release that was issued yesterday, one person who is a resident in a United Kingdom overseas territory in the region has been taken into custody by the Jamaican police in connection with the case. The police are continuing investigations into the matter, which is now before the court.
A child, who was the subject of a suspected human-trafficking attempt, was now in the care of the CDA.
The agency noted that the case has been turned over to the Organised Crime Investigation Division and investigations continue.