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Clarendon teacher and St Elizabeth man arrested for extortion

Published:Tuesday | January 13, 2015 | 11:26 AM

The National Strategic Anti-Gang Unit at the Organized Crime Investigations Division and the St Elizabeth Proactive Investigations Team have arrested two men in relation to breaches under the Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organizations) Act.

Reports are that between November 22 last year and January 4, a St Elizabeth businessman was contacted by the two accused men, who allegedly told him there was a hit out on his life.

The men then reportedly demanded money from him to spare his life.

It is further reported that the accused men contacted the businessman several times in relation to paying over the money claiming that a deposit had already been collected for his assassination.

In fear for his life, the businessman agreed to pay over the sum of $265,000 to the men.

He then reported the matter to the police.

The accused men were arrested during a sting operation last Friday.

One of the men was nabbed in Nain, St Elizabeth and the other, a school teacher of a prominent high school in Clarendon, was arrested in May Pen, Clarendon.

Their identities are being withheld pending further investigations.

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