Trial date set for cop

October 01, 2015

Trial date set for cop


STAR Writer

A November 4 trial date has been set for a police constable implicated in the guns-for-drugs trade and who had served as a member of Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller's security detail.

His two co-accused will also be tried on that date.

The embattled officer is Constable Kenneth Reid and his co-accused are Sheldon Walters, who is reputed to be a key member of the Clansman gang, and Kerry-Ann Smith, said to be a UK deportee.

They are all charged with participating in a

criminal organisation and providing benefit to a criminal gang.

A bail application was made in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court when they appeared last Friday. However, all applications were denied.

Additional trial dates of November 5 and 6 were set to facilitate the case.

Allegations are that on various dates the suspects conspired to engage in the guns-for-drugs trade between criminal elements in the Republic of Haiti and Jamaica.

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