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St James cop allegedly involved in lottery scamming charged

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 3:01 PM

Constable Derrol Williams who is assigned to the St James Division has been charged on allegations of being involved on lottery scamming.

Williams was charged yesterday following a ruling by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Charges:

> Knowingly Possessing Identity Information

> Conspiracy to commit an offence under the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provisions) Act

> Causing the Transport of Cash into Jamaica exceeding the sum of US$10,000

> Causing a false declaration to be made to Customs

> Illegal Possession of Firearm

The Anti Lottery Scam Task Force report that about 12:35 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, an alleged associate of Constable Williams arrived at the Sangster International Airport in St James on a flight from Orlando International Airport.

During a search of the associate’s luggage by customs officers, over US$14,000 was found and seized.

Further investigations led to a search of the associate’s phone, which revealed conversations between Constable Williams showing receipts from a remittance agency and approximately 10 pictures of credit cards.

A subsequent search of a premises occupied by Williams resulted in the seizure of an illegal firearm and several lead sheets with identity information of several persons living overseas.

A file was subsequently prepared and submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for a ruling.

He is to appear before the Western Regional Gun Court today for the firearm charge, while he will appear before the St James Parish Court on Friday, January 11 to answer to the other charges.

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