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June 26, 2014
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Cops arrested for soliciting cash from motorist

Detectives from the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) arrested three policemen attached to the St James division over the weekend for alleged breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.

Information reaching THE STAR is that a motorist travelling in Montego Bay, St James was stopped by two policemen who were on duty.

Allegations are that the lawmen requested the documents for the vehicle along with his driver's licence, which he could not produce.

The officers then reportedly told the driver that he would be charged under the Road Traffic Act and demanded a sum of Jamaican and US dollars, which was allegedly found during a search of the vehicle, in exchange for not prosecuting him.

THE STAR gathered that the motorist reportedly complied with the policemen's request, but the lawmen reportedly demanded more.

When this second request was not met, it was further alleged the two then took the driver to a police station in the parish, where another police officer reportedly solicited another sum of money from him in order to secure his release.

A report was made to the ACB, an investigation was launched, and the three arrested.

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