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Corrupt policemen to appear in court

Published:Thursday | April 3, 2008 | 12:34 PM

Two policemen charged for breaching the Anti Corruption Act are to appear in the Half Way Tree Resident Magistrates court today.



Corporal Ronald Burke and Constable Lennox Riley, who are attached to the Kingston Eastern police division, were charged yesterday evening.



The charges arise from an incident, which occurred in New Kingston in February.



It is reported that on February 25, the policemen allegedly promised to provide two men with United States visas at a cost of $700,000.



A meeting was reportedly set up between the men and the police.



According to the police, while at the location, the officers reportedly held up the men at gunpoint and robbed them.



The men were later taken to Bull Bay, St. Andrew, where they were abandoned.



The men reported the incident to the police.



Following investigations, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) ruled that the policemen be charged.