Four arrested in St Elizabeth on ganja, lottery scam charges

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica Four people were taken into custody on ganja and lottery scam charges after lawmen conducted several raids in St Elizabeth on Thursday.

Reports are that about 4:30 am the team of officers searched premises in New Town, and a man and a woman were arrested for Breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) (Special Provisions) Act after lottery paraphernalia were found in their possessions. A Honda CR-V that was on the premises was also seized.

Another premises was searched and a man taken into custody for possession of and dealing in ganja after a quantity of the weed was found in his possession. The illicit drug, which weighs approximately twenty 20 pounds, has an estimated street value of J$100, 000.

Hours later another operation was conducted at Santa Cruz in the parish, when a man was found with paraphernalia for scamming. He too was taken into custody.

The identities of these taken into custody have been withheld pending further investigations.

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