UPDATE: 20-y-o son of transnational drug dealer charged for money laundering

Kingston, Jamaica — The son of a convicted transnational drug trafficker, who was arrested on Thursday by the Major Organised Crime and Anti- Corruption Agency (MOCA) in the Kingston 6 area, has been formally charged for breaches of the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Charged with multiple counts of money laundering is 20-year-old Andre Paul Hamilton, son of Jamaican drug dealer, Andrew Hamilton, who is convicted in the US on drug charges.

He is scheduled to appear in the Corporate Area Criminal Court tomorrow Tuesday, August 19.

Young Hamilton’s arrest and charge is the latest in a series of arrests resulting from a joint investigation by MOCA and the Financial Investigations Division (FID) into a case of money laundering and other financial crimes.

On December 17 last year 55-year-old attorney-at-law, Dawn Satterswaite of Cherry Gardens, Upper St Andrew and three other relatives of the convicted transnational drug trafficker, Paulette Higgins, 53 year-old of Norman Gardens, Kingston 2, Janet Ramsay, 50 year-old of Bridgeport, Portmore, St Catherine and Ann Marie Cleary, 40 year-old of Woodlawn, Manchester were arrested for money laundering.

The four women were held during simultaneous predawn operations, led by MOCA and FID, and assisted by members of the Mobile Reserve and other arms of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, spanning four parishes.

The four women who were offered bail at $10 million each will next appear in court on September 10.

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