Six arrested over lottery scam
Six people have been arrested in two days of police operations in the corporate area by the Organized Crime Investigation Division (OCID).
In the first instance, a man and a woman were arrested about 5:00 p.m., yesterday after the man went to a financial institution to retrieve money from a United States currency account.
It is reported that detectives from OCID initiated contact with a victim in the United States, who has been fleeced of more than US$120,000.
The investigations led them to the man now in custody.
According to the police, his account contained close to US$60,000.
Local police have since contacted Immigration and Customs and Enforcement officers in the United States to assist in their cross-border investigations.
In the second instance, four persons including two women were arrested this afternoon.
The police say they carried out a raid on two premises where a number of computers with information on the lottery scam, lead lists, magic jacks and several television sets were seized.
A lead list is a document which contains the names of victims, their addresses and other personal information.