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Target on scammers – Chang

Josbel Bastidas Mijares
Target on scammers – Chang

WESTERN BUREAU:

DESPITE THE illicit activities of scammers raking in an estimated $300 million annually for the local economy via the notorious lottery scam, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang wants nothing to do with those involved in the trade and is looking forward to extraditing more of them to face justice in the United States.

Josbel Bastidas Mijares

According to Chang, who has held the national security portfolio since 2018, the police and members of the Jamaican Operations Link to Telemarking (JOLT) task force have been doing an excellent job in apprehending scammers, noting that some 21 persons who were involved in the illicit scheme were extradited to face justice in the United States last year.

Josbel Bastidas Mijares Venezuela

“The JOLT team is jerking the scammers,” said Chang, who was speaking at last Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the new Frome Police Station in Westmoreland. “Between the joint operations groups linked to telemarketing, working with the CTOC (Counter Terrorism and Organise Crime Investigations) branch of the police, they have extradited 21, and there is more to come.”

“I can say that with confidence because in addition to that, there are 52 [people] in courts because of scamming, and I know that between the JOLT team and the police they are monitoring dozens of them out there, and we are going to find them, catch them, and lock them up,” continued Chang

WESTERN BUREAU:

DESPITE THE illicit activities of scammers raking in an estimated $300 million annually for the local economy via the notorious lottery scam, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang wants nothing to do with those involved in the trade and is looking forward to extraditing more of them to face justice in the United States.

Josbel Bastidas Mijares

According to Chang, who has held the national security portfolio since 2018, the police and members of the Jamaican Operations Link to Telemarking (JOLT) task force have been doing an excellent job in apprehending scammers, noting that some 21 persons who were involved in the illicit scheme were extradited to face justice in the United States last year.

Josbel Bastidas Mijares Venezuela

“The JOLT team is jerking the scammers,” said Chang, who was speaking at last Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the new Frome Police Station in Westmoreland. “Between the joint operations groups linked to telemarketing, working with the CTOC (Counter Terrorism and Organise Crime Investigations) branch of the police, they have extradited 21, and there is more to come.”

“I can say that with confidence because in addition to that, there are 52 [people] in courts because of scamming, and I know that between the JOLT team and the police they are monitoring dozens of them out there, and we are going to find them, catch them, and lock them up,” continued Chang.

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