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Transport Authority supervisor facing corruption charges

Published:Tuesday | July 2, 2013 | 2:42 PM

A 52-year-old area supervisor of the Transport Authority headquarters in Kingston has been arrested on reasonable suspicion of breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.



It is alleged that the supervisor corruptly solicited and accepted a sum of money from the driver of a public passenger bus after it was revealed that he was operating contrary to his road licence.



The police Anti-Corruption Branch was contacted and the supervisor held during a sting operation in Half Way Tree, St Andrew yesterday morning.



The supervisor is being held in custody awaiting the completion of the file and a subsequent ruling from the Director of Public Prosecutions.



Meanwhile, the head of the Anti-Corruption Branch, Assistant Commissioner Selvin Hay, is warning civil servants to desist from becoming involved in corrupt activities.



He warned that they would not escape prosecution, as detectives of the Anti-Corruption Branch would be relentless in their pursuit of justice.



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