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MOCA: 7 nabbed in anti-lottery scam operations

MOCA: 7 nabbed in anti-lottery scam operations

Sunday, October 25, 2015 | 2:52 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Four of seven people arrested by the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) in anti-lottery scam operations in St James and Hanover are to face the court this week.

They are: Damian Ottey, 18; Doshane Dixon, 19; Oshane Ottey, 23; and Joseph Anderson, 25. They are all from Prosper Road in Lucea, Hanover.

In a recent media release, MOCA said the seven people were arrested as the agency heightened its anti-lottery scam activities. MOCA said they were arrested as a result of 15 operations from October 14 to October 16.

The four who are to face the court were charged for breaches of the Law Reform Act on Thursday October 22.

Investigations are continuing, MOCA said.

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Pastors Charged for Lottery Scamming; Bunting Disappointed - Nationwide 90FM

Pastors Charged for Lottery Scamming; Bunting Disappointed

Sep 24, 2015

National Security Minister, Peter Bunting, says he’s disappointed to learn that two Pastors were among seven people charged in Westmoreland this week over their involvement in the lottery scam.

Minister Bunting was speaking today, at the official opening of the Waterhouse Community Multi-purpose Center in St. Andrew.

The Pastors were taken into custody during an operation on the weekend.

They were arrested after police raided a building on Cooke Street, Little London and found several documents used in the lottery scam.

Two vehicles and a certificate of deposit, valued at 8-point-5-million-dollars, were also seized during the raid.

One of them has been charged with breaches of the Proceeds of Crime Act.

He’s been identified as Roy Foster, of Little London, in the parish.

He was charged after it was discovered that a vehicle belonging to him was bought with proceeds of the lottery scam.

He’s been released on station bail and is will appear in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court next week.

The other pastor is still in custody.