The police say nine persons are now in custody, following a multi-agency intelligence-led operation in Rose Heights, St. James yesterday.

The police say the nine were arrested on reasonable suspicion of breaches of the lottery scam law.

This, following an operation carried out by MOCA, the police Financial Investigation Unit and the Mobile Reserve.

The police say the operation was carried out at three premises in the community, where it’s alleged that the occupants were involved in the lottery scam, among other illicit activities.

They say during a search of the premises, a number of electronics devices were seized.

These include three laptop computers, a magic jack, several cellular phones, books containing identity information and USD$560.

A preliminary examination of the computers and an LG Compaq Disc, has reportedly revealed Microsoft Excel files and other documents which contain thousands of names, addresses, telephone numbers and dates of birth of persons apparently living overseas.