Cops allegedly rob $14 million from Chinese wholesalers – Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two police officers have been arrested in connection with a multi-million dollar robbery of Chinese wholesalers in Kingston on Tuesday.
The lawmen are facing charges of robbery with aggravation.
According to reports, two Chinese nationals were at their wholesale when they were visited by the two police officers dressed in plain clothes.
Three other accomplices reportedly accompanied the officers to the location.
The two men reportedly identified themselves as officers and presented a document they claimed was a warrant from the Constant Spring Police for the property to be searched for uncustomed goods.
One of the Chinese nationals was reportedly led to the family’s living quarters upstairs where a search was conducted.
$8.5 million along with US$40,000 (J$5,760,000) was reportedly seized by the lawmen. An iPhone 14 was also said to be taken.
The iPhone was later tracked and reportedly found damaged in the Queensbury community in Kingston.
It is reported that one of the Chinese wholesalers objected to the items being seized by the officers but was allegedly told they would be returned. He was asked to accompany the plain clothes officers to the police station to have the matter sorted.
The wholesaler, however, was reportedly instructed to travel in his personal vehicle. It is said that when the victim entered his car, the officers sped off, leaving him behind.
A report was made to the police and the lawmen were later brought in for questioning.
They are being held pending an investigation.
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