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Jamaica Constabulary Force applicant arrested in $6m drug bust

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2013 | 12:58 PM

Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

An applicant to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is among five men arrested following a $6-million drug bust in St Andrew yesterday.

The men were arrested by detectives from the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB).

The police are crediting their vetting system which screens applicants for the JCF for the arrests.

The police say the ACB, acting on information garnered in the screening process, conducted an operation on East Kings House Road, during which a house was searched and ganja weighing more than 600 pounds and having a street value of approximately $6 million was seized.

The identity of the force applicant, as well as those of the four other men, is being withheld pending further investigations.

The ACB detectives say the vetting system is proving to be a formidable tool in the bid to ensure that only persons of the highest integrity and pristine character join the police force.

Last month, two force applicants were arrested at the Jamaica Police Academy, after it was discovered that they had submitted fraudulent educational certificates during the recruitment process. 


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