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December 16, 2013
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Lottery scam suspect arrested

A St Elizabeth man suspected of being involved in the lottery scam was arrested by police yesterday.

The man, whose identity is being witheld, was arrested by the Black River police about 2 p.m. at his home.

His arrest was ordered following an operation at his home in Bybrook, Santa Cruz, about 5 a.m. last Wednesday, at which time a laptop was found containing (lead sheets), names, addresses, phone numbers and social security numbers of persons living in the United States of America. Three cell phones were also reportedly seized.

In the meantime, police are yet to charge a common-law couple held on Friday by members of the Anti-Lottery Scam Task Force during an operation in Mount Carey, Anchovy, St James.

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Reports are that about 10 a.m., members of the task force carried out an operation in the community. During the search of a house occupied by the couple, several sheets of paper populated with identity information of persons who reside overseas along with other paraphernalia of lottery scamming were seized.

Police also seized a quantity of cash in US and Jamaican currencies and several high- end electronic devices. The police have since commenced a probe into a case of identity theft, as several debit cards bearing various names and issued by overseas banks were seized.

The lawmakers said the couple will be questioned in the presence of their lawyer.

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