Alleged scammers laugh while being extradited
Two of the eight Jamaicans who were today extradited to stand trial in the United States grinned as US Federal agents led them to the door of a chartered aeroplane.
However, the other persons, including police constable Jason Jahalal, showed no emotion as they were led away to be tried in a foreign land.
The five male and three female are alleged to have been involved in lottery scamming. They have been charged by the United States on a 66-count indictment.
They are: police constable Jason Jahalal, Alrick McLeod, O'Neil Brown, Dario Palmer, Kazrae Gray, Kimberly Hudson, Xanu-Ann Morgan and Dahlia Hunter.
The eight were flown from the Norman Manley International Airport after a lengthy processing by local and US law enforcement authorities at the police post at the Kingston-based facility.
Luis Moreno, US Ambassador to Jamaica, revealed that a special task force established by US authorities to crack down on lottery scamming has "thousands of cases under investigation".
"Expect hundreds of extraditions," he said.