Thursday 24 September, 2020

Five charged for hospital gloves, masks found at Brown’s Funeral Home

Five individuals have been charged, including the director of Brown’s Funeral Home in Kingston, Adolphous Brown, in connection to hospitals gloves and masks that were found at his establishment.

Brown has been charged with conspiracy and receiving stolen property, while the other four persons were charged with conspiracy and simple larceny.

The five individuals were arrested after the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (C-TOC) arm of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) conducted a raid at Brown’s Funeral Home at 51-55 North Street in Kingston on Friday, March 13.

The police reportedly found 25 cases of gloves and masks suspected stolen from Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), which is also situated on North Street.

At the time, Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, said that while the ministry tried to grapple with efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the public health system lost a lot of protective gear through theft.

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