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June 26, 2014
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St James men in lottery scam arrested

Christopher Thomas, STAR Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:

Two St James men who were arrested during an Anti-lottery Scam Task Force raid last July had their bails extended to July 17, when they appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Thirty-two-year-old electrician Omar Holmes and 24-year-old sales representative Errol Wright, who are both of Lilliput addresses, are charged with conducting fraudulent transactions.

The allegations are that on July 19, 2013, at approximately 11:30 a.m., a police team with a search warrant conducted a raid at premises occupied by Holmes and Wright. Seven sheets of paper with identification information from overseas, and a notebook with similar information, were seized, and both men were arrested and charged.

On Tuesday, clerk of the court Natalie Malcolm told presiding magistrate Wilson Smith that the prosecution's case file was almost complete, but did not specify what documents were still outstanding.

"This file is 95 per cent complete, and all outstanding documents can be here by July 17," said Malcolm.

"Mention this matter on July 17. Their bails are extended," said RM Smith, before Holmes and Wright were allowed to leave the courtroom.

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