MOCA IN THE NEWS

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MOCA LAUNCHES COVID-19 SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

Kingston, Jamaica - Dec 29, 2019 

The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) has added its voice to the call for Jamaicans to get vaccinated with a new social media campaign dubbed 'Trust the Facts; Get the Vax'... CLICK HERE FOR MORE...

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FORMER GENERAL MANAGER OF PETROJAM CHARGED

Kingston, Jamaica - March 16, 2021 

The Major Organised Crime & Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) says it has arrested and charged former Petrojam General Manager Floyd Grindley with eight counts of aiding and abetting obtaining money by means of false pretence.. CLICK HERE FOR MORE...

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FORMER GENERAL MANAGER OF PETROJAM CHARGED

Kingston, Jamaica - March 16, 2021 

The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) says it has arrested and charged former Petrojam General Manager Floyd Grindley with eight counts of aiding and abetting obtaining money by means of false pretence.. CLICK HERE FOR MORE...

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MOCA ARRESTS AND CHARGES FORMER PETROJAM CHAIRMAN

Kingston, Jamaica - March 8, 2021 

Detectives from the Major Organised Crime & Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) today arrested and charged former Petrojam chairman, Dr Perceval Bahado-Singh, with 12 counts of obtaining money by means of false pretense... CLICK HERE FOR MORE...

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POLICE CORPORAL ACCUSED OF TRYING TO BRIBE MOCA DETECTIVE

Kingston, Jamaica - Feb 6, 2021 

A police corporal is to return to court on March 18 to answer to corruption charges stemming from allegations that he attempted to bribe a detective from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA)... CLICK HERE FOR MORE...

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MOCA TO RECEIVE INDEPENDENT AGENCY STATUS APRIL 1st

Kingston, Jamaica - Jan 20, 2021 

Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang says on April 1, the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) will formally and legally be designated an independent agency of the ministry.... CLICK HERE FOR MORE...

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CALL CENTRE WORKER IMPRISONED FOR IDENTITY THEFT

St Andrew, Jamaica - Aug 4, 2021 

A 21-year-old St Andrew man has been imprisoned for identity theft.

He is Javier Smith, a former call centre agent, who was sentenced in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on July 24... CLICK HERE FOR MORE...

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THREE CHINESE NATIONALS NABBED IN ILLEGAL FX TRADING OPERATION

St James, Jamaica - Jun 15, 2020 

The Financial Investigation Division (FID) in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service says three Chinese nationals have been arrested in relation to illegal foreign exchange operations in Montego Bay, St James... CLICK HERE FOR MORE...

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GUILTY - 5 CONVICTED IN $400M MANCHESTER FRAUD TRIAL

Mandeville, Jamaica - May 16, 2020 

The closely watched $400-million Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial came to an end yesterday with the conviction of five of the remaining seven defendants after what Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Paula Llewellyn described as a very difficult case to prosecute but which resulted in a strike against corruption... CLICK HERE FOR MORE...

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SENATE APPROVES MOCA REGULATIONS

Kingston, Jamaica - Mar 31, 2020 

The regulations for the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA), including the code of conduct for agents, were affirmed in the Senate last Friday after a lengthy debate... CLICK HERE FOR MORE...

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US AMBASSADOR GOES TO BAT FOR MOCA

Kingston, Jamaica - Feb 17, 2020 

AMERICA'S top diplomat in Jamaica, Ambassador Donald Tapia, believes the island can deliver a punishing body blow to corruption if legislators get serious about tabling regulations to make the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) an independent body... CLICK HERE FOR MORE...

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MASSIVE GAS CYLINDER BUST IN ST ELIZABETH

St Elizabeth, Jamaica - Dec 29, 2019 

An ongoing operation by the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) and the St Elizabeth police at premises of Yaad Man cooking gas company in Malvern, St Elizabeth, has so far recovered well in excess of 1,000 cooking gas cylinders apparently owned by other companies, police say.... CLICK HERE FOR MORE...

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RUEL REID, WIFE AND FRITZ PINNOCK AMONG FIVE ARRESTED IN CORRUPTION PROBE

Kingston, Jamaica - Dec 29, 2019 

Former Education Minister Ruel Reid and two members of his family are among five people arrested in the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU)-Education Ministry corruption probe..... CLICK HERE FOR MORE...