Assistant Commissioner Admits Police Knew of St James Petrol Stealing Racket

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ealan Powell, is admitting that the police knew about the illegal petroleum racket in the parish.

The security forces cracked down on the operations last Friday.

He says the Police have established a permanent presence in Freeport, St. James where the illegal fuel racket was disrupted on Friday.

Some media reports have indicated that the operation where the fuel racket was disrupted was led by the Jamaica Defence Force, JDF. ACP Powell says that’s not accurate.

Yesterday, Security Consultant and former Assistant Commissioner, Mark Sheilds said at least two people have been assassinated by contract killers in the past four years for getting ‘too close’ to the multi-billion dollar petroleum stealing racket.

Mr. Shields says investigations by his security firm show that members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF, have been a part of the criminal enterprise. He also alleged that powerful people in the petroleum industry play leading roles in the multi-billion dollar white collar crime.

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4 thoughts on “Assistant Commissioner Admits Police Knew of St James Petrol Stealing Racket

  1. Hardleychaw

    So Mr Powell why didn’t the police do anything about this illegality. Was it because they were complicit? I smell corruption!!

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    1. ridim

      the stench is stifling… but i have always said #PetroJam is a bed of corruption… wonder if the ministers under whose porftolio Petrojam falls can tell the country just how many billions is siphonedOffFuel the entity loosed yearly and what is the value of that loss… is that why fuel cost almost USD5 a gallon in jamaica now whiles it a little over 2.50 elsewhere

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  2. Jaded876

    What’s the point of shutting it down if the person’s at the top are still walking around in their suits ? No one will ever get persecuted, this country man

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  3. ridim

    the stench is stifling… but i have always said #PetroJam is a bed of corruption… wonder if the ministers under whose porftolio Petrojam falls can tell the country just how many billions is siphonedOffFuel the entity loosed yearly and what is the value of that loss… is that why fuel cost almost USD5 a gallon in jamaica now whiles it a little over 2.50 elsewhere inthe hemisphere

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