Anti-corruption Agents raiding Ruel Reid's house

October 09, 2019

Police detectives are now at the houses of former Education Minister Ruel Reid and president of the Caribbean Maritime University Professor Fritz Pinnock in connection with a major corruption investigation.

The Financial Investigation Division (FID), Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency  (MOCA) and the Constabulary Financial Unit of the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Division (CTOC) began conducting simultaneous operations at four locations in Kingston, St. Catherine and St. Ann this morning.

MOCA said that the operations, which commenced at 5:00 a.m, target the main suspects implicated in a mulit-million dollar corruption and fraudulent schemes perpetrated at the Ministry of Education, Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) and other government entities falling under the portfolio responsibility of Mr. Ruel Reid, former senator and minister of government.

Reid resigned on March 20 amid the corruption allegations, and yesterday, Pinnock was sent on special leave with immediate effect pending the outcome of the probe.

Law enforcement officers swooped down on Reid’s St Andrew house at 5 o’clock this morning, the same time they arrived at Pinnock’s Hellshire home in Portmore, St Catherine in unmarked vehicles.


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