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UPDATE: Several arrests following raid at homes of Reid, Pinnock

Jamaica Observer 2019-10-09 19:31:44

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting that a number of people were arrested in this morning's joint operations to facilitate a probe into allegations of corruption, fraud and misappropriation of public funds involving the Ministry of Education and the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU).

The operations, carried out by the Financial Investigation Division (FID), Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) and the Constabulary Financial Unit of the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Division (CTOC), took place at four locations in St Andrew, St Catherine and St Ann.


Among the properties searched were the homes of former Education Minister Ruel Reid and CMU president Fritz Pinnock.


The police did not say whether or not Reid and Pinnock were among those taken into custody for further questioning.


Additionally, several items were seized including documents and electronic devices.


More information later.