Kingston, Jamaica — Members of the Financial Investigations Division and police officers are now searching a number of locations in the Corporate Area and Spanish Town and Linstead areas of St Catherine, in an effort to gather evidence and secure the arrest of several people.
The predawn operation comes on the heels of the conviction of a Jamaican for major drug offences in Canada, which resulted in information being shared with the Financial Investigations Division (FID).
The police say the raids are part of a money laundering investigation that has been opened in Jamaica involving the individual and a number of family members and close associates.
As part of the investigation, a number of properties, high-value motor vehicles and bank accounts have been identified that are at this stage believed to be the proceeds of criminal activities.
More information later.