Four charged by Anti- Corruption Branch
Four persons who were arrested by the Anti- Corruption Branch (ACB) for attempting to pervert the course of justice, Breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act and Breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act were formally charged yesterday following a ruling from the Director of Public Prosecutions. Two are members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the other two are civilians.
• Constable Lamar Bonner, who is charged with attempting to Pervert the course of Justice, Breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act and Breaches of the Dangerous Drug Act
• Constable Rohan Francis, who is charged with attempting to Pervert the course of Justice and Breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act
• Steve Ellis, who is charged with Breaches of the Dangerous Drug Act
• Alexi Edwards, who is charged with Breaches of the Dangerous Drug Act
Reports are that on Monday, December 23 of last year, a man was arrested with a substance suspected to be cocaine. It is alleged that the man offered the lawmen, who accosted him, a sum of money and a plot was reportedly formulated to switch the drugs with another substance, so as to exchange the banned substance for money.
The plot was uncovered by the ACB and an investigation subsequently launched, which lead to the men being arrested and charged.
The four men were remanded in custody until Tuesday, January 21.
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