THE POLICE CONFIRMED TWO ENTERTAINERS AMONG FIVE PEOPLE ARRESTED IN KINGSTON FOR LOTTERY SCAMMING!

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have confirmed that two entertainers, a male and a female, were among five people taken into custody on suspected of being involved in lottery scamming.

Reports from the police are that about 4:00 pm yesterday, members of the New Kingston Police Post were conducting a routine stop and search operation along Knutsford Boulevard when a motorist was cited for breaching the Road Traffic Act.

The motorist who did not have a driver’s licence in his possession gave name which turned out to be fictitious. Further investigations were conducted that resulted in the Lottery Scam Task Force being called in.

As a result the driver and the two occupants of the motor vehicle were detained.

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Consequently, a probe was launched and an operation conducted at a house in the Kingston 5 area, which is the residence of one of the occupants of the motor vehicle, the police said.

During a search of the premises, the police allege that paraphernalia related to lottery scam activities were observed and seized.

The occupants of the house and the motor vehicle were also taken into custody on reasonable suspicion of breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provisions) Act, the police added.

The suspects are to be questioned in the presence of their attorneys, following which formal charges will be made against them.

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