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Customs officers on corruption charges to return to court November 27

Published:Friday | November 8, 2013 | 7:57 AM

Two customs officers assigned to the Sangster International Airport in St. James who are facing corruption charges are booked to return to court on November 27.

Paul Leechman and Andren Campbell were charged last week for two counts of breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.

The two were each granted $350,000 bail when they appeared before the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on October 31.

The officers allegedly corruptly solicited and accepted a sum of money from a returning resident after they accused her of having excess cash.

They had reportedly threatened to arrest the returning resident under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

The matter was reported to the Anti-Corruption Branch and an investigation subsequently launched, which resulted in their arrest.