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$65 million seized in organised financial crime probe - OCD

Published:Thursday | November 27, 2014 | 9:30 AM

The Organised Crime Investigation Division (OCID) says so far this year, its crackdown on organised financial crime has resulted in the seizure of about $65 million.



For 2013, about $75 million was recovered from criminals.



Head of OCID, Senior Superintendent of Police, SSP Clifford Chambers, says the police division is aware that hundreds of millions are fleeced but various factors curtail the amount that is seized.



He says organised financial crime is one of the most pervasive forms of criminal networking in Jamaica.



He says the electronic fraud unit of the OCID has been reaping some success with more than 58 convictions this year.



SSP stresses that the work of the financial crime and electronic fraud units have been critical in disrupting organised criminal networks.



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