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Jamaica police arrest 20 suspected scam artists in racket targeting mostly elderly Americans
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, April 26, 2014 9:38 AM EDT
Police in Jamaica have arrested 20 people suspected of involvement in a multimillion-dollar lottery scam.
Police corporal Kevin Watson says the group was arrested in Hanover parish, a rural region west of the capital of Kingston. He said authorities seized laptops, documents and one firearm following Friday's arrests.
The Jamaican and US government set up a task force in 2009 to fight the lottery racket, believed to generate at least $300 million a year.