The seven persons arrested last week during an anti-lottery crack down in Westmoreland, Hanover and St James, have been charged.

The seven who are described as major players in the illegal lottery have been charged under the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) Act or anti-lottery act.

The charges were laid yesterday. They are booked to appear in court next week.

The seven accused were arrested on October 7 during simultaneous operations conducted by the Major Organised and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) and the military in the three parishes.

The security forces targeted properties in Farm Hill and Farm Heights in St James, as well as Bethel Town, Logwood and Coral Springs in Westmoreland.

Investigators reported that the accused had been on the police radar for sometime for lottery scamming.

Lead sheets with the names and addresses of foreigners and several cell phones were reportedly seized during the operations.

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