A police constable has been charged for Lottery Scamming.
He is Constable Derrol Williams, assigned to the St. James Division.
He was charged on Wednesday, January 9 for Breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provisions) Act, the Customs Act and the Firearms Act.
A CCU release said Constable Williams was charged, following a ruling of the Director of Public Prosecutions, for the following offences: 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 and illegal possession of firearm.
Reports from the Anti Lottery Scam Task Force are that about 12:35 p.m., on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, an alleged associate of Constable Williams arrived at the Sangster International Airport on a flight from Orlando International Airport. During a search of the associate’s luggage by customs officers, overUS$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.