KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two customs officers assigned to the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, who were positively identified in an ID Parade last week have been slapped with corruption charges.
The two Paul Leechman and Andren Campbell were charged on October 30 with two counts of breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.
It is reported that the two officers corruptly solicited and accepted a sum of money from a returning resident after they accused her of having excess cash and threatened to arrest her under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
The matter was reported to the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) and an investigation launched resulting in their arrests.
The men were taken before the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court on October 31, where they were offered bail in the sum of J$350,000 each. Stop Orders were also imposed on them.
They are scheduled to next appear in court on Wednesday, November 27.