Wednesday, 09 February 2022 06:46

Eight Charged in Liquor Scam

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Police have now laid charges against eight persons who were arrested
during a predawn operation by a joint Police/Military team in Old Harbour, St. Catherine on
Monday, February 7.

The men have been identified as:
1. Richard Gregory Snr, otherwise called ‘Boswell’, 45-years-old vendor of Old Harbour
Road, St. Catherine.
2. Allando Gregory, otherwise called ‘Dulass’, 50-years-old carpenter of Gregory Park,
Portmore, St. Catherine.
3. Sadeki Gregory, otherwise called ‘Salo’, 30-years-old of Old Harbour Road, St. Catherine.
4. Brandon Gregory, otherwise called ‘Popo’, 20-years-old of Richmond St. Mary.
5. Jordan Gregory, otherwise called ‘Sham’, 22-years-old, unemployed of Richmond, St.
6. Richard Gregory Jr, 19-years-old of John’s Road, Catherine.
7. Oshin Gregory, otherwise called ‘Lisa’, 24-years-old, shopkeeper of Dempshire Pen, St.
8. Amoy Palmer, otherwise called ‘Abbie’, 21-years-old of Gordon Pen, St. Catherine.

All have been charged with breaches of the Copyright Act, the Excise Duty Act and the Spirit
Control Act; and are scheduled to appear before the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court on
March 29, 2022.

Reports are that between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., a team of police and military
personnel entered a premises where they uncovered an illegal bottling operation with counterfeit
liquor. The team discovered hundreds of bottles, labels of popular local liquor brands, a bottling
machine and several cases of raw material. Eight people were arrested.

The team also seized approximately JMD $218,000 in cash.

As the investigations continue, citizens are being warned to take precautions and examine the
labels of packages when making purchases and use license retailers/wholesalers.