Two arrested in anti-corruption sweep of Manchester Parish Council


June 25, 2016

Two persons were yesterday arrested as part of a major anti-corruption operation that targeted the Manchester Parish Council.

Documents, electronic devices and cash were seized during a fraud and anti-corruption operation in Central Jamaica on Friday morning.

"So far, two persons have been arrested and over $1.6 million and several thousand United States dollars have been seized," director of Investigations, Cleon March said.

March said too that the investigation is at a delicate stage.

"This joint anti-corruption agency raid is just the tip of the iceberg," he said of the operations which saw items being removed from various locations, including the Manchester Parish Council.

The operation targeted individuals who are employed to or have some connection to the Manchester Parish Council and are allegedly using their positions to commit acts of corruption and fraud from parish council contracts.