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Bunting warns of extraditing scammers
2012-09-23 12:13:05 | (0 Comments)
National Security Minister Peter Bunting has again warned that players in the lottery scam would soon be extradited to face criminal charges overseas.
File photo - National Security Minister Peter Bunting
In a report issued by the state-media, the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) on the weekend, the National Security Minister is quoted as saying that several cases were being worked on by foreign law enforcement agencies.
According to Bunting, the effort would assist greatly to break the back of the lottery scam, which is central to St Jamesí onerous crime situation.
On Friday, the minister revealed that St James had the highest numbers of murders per capita in the country, fuelled largely by the predominance of the lottery scam.
Minister Bunting says work is being advanced on legislation, which will allow a broader range of charges to be brought against scammers.
He says among the legislative initiatives are amendments to the Proceeds of Crime Act. But he says the administration is also seeking to introduce new legislation to deal with various types of Ďadvance fee fraudí, including lotto scamming. He says the bill could be taken to parliament within months.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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