OCID OPERATIONS AT JAMAICA CUSTOMS
ORGANISED CRIME INVESTIGATION DIVISION (OCID) OPERATIONS AT JAMAICA CUSTOMS
Kingston, Jamaica: On May 16, 2012, the Organized Crime Investigation Division (OCID) conducted two operations simultaneously at Customs House and the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) which led to four Customs employees, one Broker and a former Broker Clerk being taken in for questioning. Subsequent to questioning, one of the employees of Jamaica Customs was released.
OCID has stated that they have been investigating the matter since June last year regarding revenue loss at the Jamaica Customs Department, estimated at approximately Forty Million Dollars (J$40M).
Major Richard Reese, Commissioner of Customs, has since had preliminary discussions with Senior Officials of OCID and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) regarding the development of a proposed protocol to inform how enforcement activities within agencies are carried out whether it is by the Police or the Contraband Enforcement Team (CET).
Investigations are ongoing regarding the matter of revenue loss.
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