Monday 16 September, 2019

Jamaican cops held in alleged kidnapping of 15-yr-old

Jamaican authorities have detained three police constables assigned to the Westmoreland Police Division on Sunday in connection with the kidnapping of a 15-year-old boy. 

According to reports, investigators attached to the Major Organised Crime and Anti- Corruption Agency (MOCA) took the officers into custody after they allegedly demanded a ransom of $2 million for the release of the boy, who was held with an illegal firearm.

Reports are that about 10:00 pm Saturday night, the three policemen were conducting an operation along the Waterworks main road in the parish, when they searched passengers on a minibus.

The police then held the 15-year-old who was allegedly found in possession of an illegal firearm.

The police officers reportedly held the teen for about 10 hours and called his parents demanding $2 million for his release.

The three were subsequently held by their colleagues.

Jamaican authorities are continuing investigations. 

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