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Men arrested in MoBay MOCA raid offered bail

Published:Friday | September 6, 2013 | 12:00 AM

Two of the three St James men, who were arrested for money laundering by the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA) last Friday, were offered bail when they appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.

Robert Dunbar, a 51-year-old building contractor of Hatfield Meadows in Montego Bay, and 44-year-old Delroy Gayle, of Bogue Village, were each offered bail in the sum of $5 million with three sureties, while their co-accused, Louis Smith, a 39-year-old businessman of a Porto Bello address, was remanded.

Their case was set for mention on October 8.

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Dunbar, Gayle and Smith were taken into custody on August 30, following a raid of their Montego Bay premises by officers from MOCA, in collaboration with the Financial Investigation Division.

They were formally charged on Sunday, September 1.

While the prosecution did not oppose bail for Gayle and Dunbar, Reginald England, clerk of the court, said Smith had a United States driver's licence in a different name, "so we are asking for his identity to be verified".