Saturday 20 July, 2019

MOCA, FID in St James crack down

Thousands of dollars' worth of un-customed goods were seized by detectives from the Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA during a series of operations in the St. James business district on Friday.

Police said during the raids several establishments were searched and goods including cigars, cigarettes, alcoholic beverages and various documents were seized.

“No one was arrested during the clamp down but the operations continue,” one official from MOCA said.

Police told Loop News that personnel from the Jamaica Customs Agency, Tax Administration of Jamaica and the Revenue Protection Division were also involved in the initiative that was in keeping with the zero tolerance approach to crime and to target businesses that are reportedly facilitating the sale of illicit or un-customed goods and are in breach of the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) and various other tax laws.

The operations were also in support of the Enhanced Security Measures in St. James.

 

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