The two policemen who allegedly tried to solicit money from a businesswoman who was found in possession of a quantity of uncustomed cigarettes have been granted bail, and are to return to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on November 14.
They are constables Greg Drummond and Anthony Thomas who are attached to the Hunts Bay Police Station, St Andrew.
Attorneys-at-law Peter Cham-pagnie and Vincent Henry, who are representing the men, had filed a writ of habeas corpus on Monday for the release of the policemen who had been in custody for a week without being charged.
After a question and answer session on Tuesday, the policemen were charged with breaching the Corruption Prevention Act.
It is being alleged that after the businesswoman was arrested and taken to a police station, the two policemen allegedly tried to get her to pay them to drop the charge against her.
They were granted bail in the sum of $200,000 each, and were ordered to surrender their travel documents, and a stop order has been placed on them so they cannot leave the island.