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Police seize 25 cases of stolen KPH masks, gloves from funeral home

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:00 AM
Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton

Twenty-five cases of gloves and masks, suspected to be stolen from Kingston Public Hospital have been seized by the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (C-TOC) arm of the Jamaica Constabulary Force. 

Senior Superintendent of Police Stephanie Lindsay confirmed the raid, which took place at Brown’s Funeral home located at 51-55 North Street in Kingston. 

The raid took place between 2 p.m and 5 p.m. this afternoon. 

The head of the Constabulary Force’s Corporate Communications Unit told The Gleaner said no one has been arrested and investigations continue. 

At a press conference a short while ago, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said the public health system has lost a lot of protective gear through theft.

"It's really contributing to the challenges that we face," he said.

Tufton said people are stealing the gear to sell them in the marketplace.

- Judana Murphy, Gleaner Writer

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