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Fletchers’ Land teen held with $500,000 onboard bus during police check

Published:Saturday | August 1, 2015 | 12:00 AM

A 17-year-old boy is now in police custody after he was allegedly found with more than $500,000 onboard a public passenger bus last evening.

His identity is being withheld, but investigators say he is from Fletchers’ Land in Kingston.

The Gleaner-Power106 News Centre understands that the teen was onboard a Coaster bus that was stopped during a vehicular check point operation on the border of St James and Trelawny.

It's reported that during a search several bags of cash were discovered.

The police say he is being held for suspected breaches of the Proceeds of Crime Act.