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Court today for American fugitive captured in Jamaica

Published: Thursday December 5, 2013 | 8:39 am Comments 0
Jermaine Anthony Smith. – Contributed
Jermaine Anthony Smith. – Contributed

Thirty-two-year-old Jermaine Anthony Smith, the American fugitive captured in a police operation on Tuesday, is to be brought before the court today.

Smith, otherwise known as Saquan Rasheed Heath, of Brooklyn, New York, was nabbed by members of the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA) and the Customs Department at a business establishment in Kingston.

The police were called after Smith turned up at a business establishment to do a transaction and tendered what appeared to be a forged United States passport with his photograph.

The document bore the name Saquan Rasheed Heath.

Smith is to answer to the charges of forgery and uttering forged documents when he appears in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s court today.

The police say he is also wanted by US law enforcement for racketeering and organised crime.

According to the police, Smith had appeared in a Las Vegas Court and was placed under house arrest.

A tracking device was also placed on him, but he removed it and fled to Jamaica in July this year.

Meanwhile, MOCA says based on its investigations, Smith is also suspected to be involved in cyber crimes, racketeering and money laundering in multiple jurisdictions in Europe, Asia, North and South America.

MOCA’s investigations have also revealed that since August, he has laundered more than $6 million through local banks.

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