Cop on Corruption Charges after Surrendering to MOCA

The police corporal who’s alleged to have evaded arrest by the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency, MOCA, last week, is now in custody.

MOCA says the Corporal surrendered to their custody earlier this week. This follows the arrest of two Constables last Friday. All three are facing corruption charges.

They’ll remain in custody as MOCA conduct their investigation. Both constables were interviewed by detectives from MOCA earlier this week.

The two Constables were reportedly in the company of the Corporal as they reportedly sought to fraudulently collect money from business operators in St. James, recently.

The Corporal managed to escape on foot, leaving the two Constables behind.

It’s understood that they told business operators they were collecting the monies, on behalf of the St. James Municipal Corporation.

The policemen were engaged in the illicit activity, while they were on patrol in the Barnett Street area of the parish.

This incident follows two other controversial cases involving members of the Constabulary and the scrapping of motor vehicles belonging to civilians.

In one of those incidents, a Police Constable was arrested after he was found in Trelawny driving a woman’s car that was reported missing in East Kingston.

When the Constable was intercepted, the woman’s car was partially scrapped and $30,000 she left in the vehicle was also missing.

In the other incident, a woman’s car was scrapped, while it was in the custody of the police in Portmore, St Catherine.

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