Police detain more than a dozen persons in a major anti-lottery scam operation

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More than a dozen persons are in custody following a major operation today by the security forces which spanned at least five parishes.

The operation, which targeted lotto scammers and persons wanted for other crimes was led by the Major Organized and Anti-Corruption Task Force, MOCA.

The law enforcement initiative which began at 5:00 this morning covered several parishes including St James, Manchester, Westmoreland, St. Elizabeth and Hanover.

Personnel from Jamaica Customs, the Police Anti-Corruption Branch, Mobile Reserve, the Financial Investigation Division, and the Jamaica Defence Force took part in the operation.

Nationwide News understands that some of the persons were reportedly taken into custody in connection with a report that US nationals in the state of Florida were fleeced by Jamaican lotto scammers.