Three Constables from Area 1 were on Friday February 9, offered bail when they appeared in the St. James Parish Court for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act, 2000.
Constables David Willis, Avelock Thompson and Andre Hamilton were all offered bail in the sum of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) each with three sureties and reporting conditions. The three charged on Friday February 9, 2018 by detectives from MOCA.
It is alleged that on Wednesday January 31, 2018, the three Constables whilst on duty in a marked vehicle, visited premises in Ironshore, St. James. The three wearing masks conducted a search of the dwelling without a warrant, during which three bags of ganja were found. Two of the Constables then negotiated with an occupant who was present for money to avoid prosecution. Subsequently they received Fifty Thousand Jamaican Dollars ($50,000.00), Four Hundred US Dollars (400.00USD) and Two Hundred Canadian Dollars (200.00CAD) and returned the drugs.
A report was later made to MOCA-West which resulted in an investigation being conducted and the Constables taken into custody on Friday February 2, 2018.
They will return to court on Thursday May 3, 2018.
MOCA wishes to remind members of the public who may have any information that could assist in any other investigation to call MOCA at 754-3435 or 906-5099 or 851-0113 or 1-800-CORRUPT or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org More information is on the MOCA.gov.jm website or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MOCAJamaica and follow MOCA on Twitter @MOCAJamaica.