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Jamaica police make progress into multimillion dollar lottery scam

Mar 15, 2007, 9:51 am

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The Montego Bay police continue to make inroads into the multimillion dollar lottery scam which saw several arrests being made in recent times.

According to Superintendent in charge of St. James, Steve McGregor, two houses regarded as dial up houses, a term used for places where the scam is carried out, have been identified.

The first house located on Sun Valley Road in Glendevon, was the scene of a murder last Friday night, where a several hundred thousand dollars was reportedly stolen.

He says the victim who was a deportee, had been fingered as a player in the lottery scam.

Another house located at Bogue Village where a wide array of pharmaceutical supplies was found, has also been identified as a dial-up house.

The police who say they also seized documents relating to the scam are still interrogating three persons who were arrested.

According to Superintendent McGregor, the police have carried out 35 operations within the last week as part of a renewed effort to nab other alleged players and gang members.

He notes that 15 persons have so far been taken into custody, five of whom are believed to have been connected to the spate of shootings which has brought the parish murder toll to 38 since the start of the year.

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