Four persons, three females and one male, were this morning arrested in sections of Spanish Town, St. Catherine and Mount Pleasant, Manchester by detectives from MOCA for their suspected involvement in an Oversees Employment Fraud Scheme.
The four were held during an operation conducted by Police personnel from the Major Organised Crime and Anti Corruption Agency (MOCA), Mobile Reserve SWAT and the Manchester Operational Support Teams, along with members of the Military on Wednesday.
The raid was another phase in an ongoing MOCA investigation.
In November 2016 a report was made to MOCA stating that persons purporting to be employees of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security were bilking persons of money with the hope of providing them with overseas employment. Following investigations, the identities of the suspects were obtained, resulting in this morning’s operation.
Director of Investigations for MOCA, Senior Superintendent, Dean Taylor, took the opportunity to inform Jamaicans seeking employment to do so through the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s Overseas Employment Programme as they are not required to pay for this service. He also wishes to advise persons who may have been fleeced of money under this scam to contact MOCA at 754-3435 or 906-5099 or 851-0113 or 1-800-CORRUPT or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.