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JAMAICA CUSTOMS

Contraband Enforcement Team - Western


Region

Inter-office Memo
To: Mr. Omar Guyah
Acting Director (TA 7)

From: Tracy-Ann Green


Manager (TA 6)

Date: November 28, 2009

Re: Performance Review – November 2009

Below is a summary of the performance of the team and a breakdown of the statistics for
the period 27th October – 26th November 2009 in the Western Region, Montego Bay.

Seizures
There were eight (8) marijuana seizures, one (1) ammunition seizure and two (2) firearm
parts seizures for the period. Details are as follows:-

 On Tuesday October 27, 2009, 3.6kg of marijuana was found concealed


in eight (8) jars of Palmers Cocoa Butter which was being exported by Kevin
Smith, Braes River P.O., St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. The FedEx shipment was
being sent to Dr. A Amini, The School of Education, The University of the West
Indies, Cave Hill, St. Michael, Barbados. The estimated value of the drug is
approximately J$1,530,000.00.

 On Wednesday October 28, 2009, approximately 0.90kgs of marijuana


was seized in an outbound FedEx shipment. The drug was concealed in four (4)
wooden plaques which was being exported by Almitere Baccas, Main Street,
Grange Hill P.O., Westmoreland, Jamaica and was consigned to Ashmarie
Brown, 4971 N.W. 15th Court, Lauder Hill, Florida USA. The estimated street
value of the drug is approximately J$382,500.00.

 On Thursday October 29, 2009, approximately 0.90kgs of marijuana


was seized in an outbound FedEx shipment. The drug was concealed in several
green styrofoam pellets that are used to cushion items and prevent damage. The
shipment being exported by Rohan Scott, Providence Heights, Montego Bay, St.
James and was consigned to Donna Hill, Bille Shop, 598 Kinstan rd., Dalson,

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Junction London E84AH, England. The estimated street value of the drug is
approximately J$435,600.00.

 On Thursday October 29, 2009 approximately 3.17kgs of marijuana was


found in an outbound FedEx shipment. The drug was found concealed in seven (7)
of the jars of Palmers Cocoa Butter. The shipment was being exported by Dennis
Rogers, Round Hill Dist., Mountain Side P.O., St. Elizabeth, Jamaica and was
consigned to Winsome Miller, 5 British Court, 190 Odessa Rd., Forest Gate,
London, E79EZ, UK. The estimated value of the drug is approximately
J$1,534,280.00.

 On Sunday November 1, 2009 a quantity of assorted firearm parts was


seized after it was found in the luggage of Sandra Duhaney-Wallace. The seizure
which consisted of a .45mm magazine, a retaining spring, a firing pin, a safety
lever and a pair of gun grips was found in her luggage on her arrival on Air
Jamaica’s flight # JM038 from Fort Lauderdale. Mrs. Duhaney-Wallace was
charged with the importation and possession of a firearm.

 On Monday November 9, 2009 approximately 0.45kgs of marijuana was


found in two (2) wooden vases that were being exported via FedEx. The shipment
was being exported by Ann-Marie Lewis, Exchange, Middle Street, Ocho Rios
and was consigned to Jude Cummings, 11A Spencer Place Apt 1, Brooklyn,
New York, 11216, USA. The estimated value of the drug is approximately
J$191,250.00.

 On Sunday November 15, 2009 thirty-three (33) .357 Magnum rounds


was seized after it was found in the luggage of Richard Anthony Lobban. The
ammunition was packaged in a box labeled ‘Remington Pistol & Revolver
Cartridges’ and was found underneath a few articles of clothing on his arrival on
US Airways flight # US1227 from Charlotte. Mr. Lobban was charged with the
importation and possession of ammunition.

 On Monday November 16, 2009 approximately 0.79kgs of marijuana


was found in an Xbox Game console that was being exported via FedEx. The
shipment was being exported by Avory Williams, Welcome Dist, Hanover,
Westmoreland, Jamaica and was consigned to Maranda Jones, 21 Deene Street,
Trinidad Street, St Augustine, Trinidad. The estimated value of the drug is
approximately J$335,750.00.

 On Monday November 16, 2009 approximately 15.91kgs of marijuana


was found in a suitcase that was concealed in a ‘Unipool’ Unit Loading Device
(ULD). The seizure resulted in the arrest of Leighton Hooper, a Ports Security
Officer and two AJAS cargo handlers Bradford Wallace and Lindsay Mattis fled
the scene after they attempted to put the suitcase on an American Airlines flight.
The estimated value of the drug is approximately J$6,761,750.00.

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 On Tuesday, November 17, 2009 approximately 1.01kg of marijuana
was found in a shipment containing three wooden monkey carvings that was
being exported via FedEx. The shipment was being exported by Moshay Smith,
Charles Town Dist, Charles Town, St Mary, Jamaica and was consigned to
Osmond James, 26 Onslow Road, Luton St., Bedfordshire LU49AJ, England.
The estimated value of the drug is approximately J$488,840.00.

 On Sunday November 22, 2009 five (5) Glock 17 magazines and five (5)
magazine springs were seized after it was found in the luggage of Duane Shawn
Samuels The contraband was found in Mr. Samuels luggage on his arrival on
American Airlines flight # 503 from Miami. Mr. Samuels who is a licensed
Glock firearm holder was breached under Section 210 of the Customs Act.

Breaches/Detentions
Thirty Two (32) Breaches/Detentions of monetary instruments and documents relating to
the illegal lottery scam were identified during the period. The Breaches/Detentions are as
follows:-

• An inbound FedEx package containing a Visa Check Card was detained on


Wednesday, October 28, 2009. The package was consigned to Ramon Clarke, A
& E Enterprises, Ramble Hill –Gordons Crossing, Montego Bay, St. James,
Jamaica and was sent by Duane B. Hodges, D. B. Hudges Inc., 3209 36 th Ave. N.
E., St. Anthony, M.N., 55418, USA, Tel # 612-782-0744. It had its contents
declared on AWB# 8982-8550-7107 as ‘Contracts’. To date no one has come in
to claim the package.

• On Monday, November 2, 2009, an inbound FedEx package containing Six


Hundred US Dollars (US$600.00) cash. The package was consigned to Horay
Jemmison, Pitfour Lot 142, Granville P.O., Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica
and was sent by John Lynch, Wildrey Gardens, St. Michael, Bridgetown,
Barbados. It had its contents declared on AWB # 8708-3358-8471 as ‘1 Letter
& Doc’. On Tuesday November 3, 2009 Mr. Horay Jemmison identified by
Jamaican Driver’s Licence # 104598662 came to claim the package. Mr.
Jemmison was asked to provide additional information to prove the legitimacy of
the money. This he did on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 and the shipment was
subsequently released to him.

• On Monday, November 2, 2009, an inbound FedEx package containing Twenty


Thousand US Dollars (US$20,000.00) cash was detained. The package was
consigned to Alice Allen, P.O. Box 1, Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica and was
sent by M. Nadeau, 6300 Orange St., Turlock CA 95380, USA, Tel # 323-651-
3858. It had its contents declared on AWB# 8982-9425-0191, as ‘Legal
Documents’. On Tuesday, November 3 and Wednesday, November 4, 2009, Ms.
Alice Allen who was identified by her Elector Registration Identification Card #
829591 came to the Baggage Hall and attempted to clear the package. On both
occasions she was accompanied by a man who she left at the airport without

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attempting to obtain a pass to come inside for an interview. We have not seen or
heard from Ms. Allen since.
• On Monday November 2, 2009 an inbound FedEx package containing Webster
Bank Cheque valued at Six Hundred US Dollars (US$600.00) was detained.
The package was consigned to Clifton Hylton, Hold at FedEx Location,
Montego Bay, Jamaica and was sent by William White, P.O. Box 178, Easton,
MA 02334, Tel # 508-560-9165. It had its contents declared on AWB# 8628-
1475-4199 as ‘Business Documents’. On Wednesday November 4, 2009 Mr.
Clifton Hylton identified by his Jamaican passport no. A2222277 came to clear
his package. After an interview, the package was released to Mr. Hylton.

• On Tuesday, November 3, 2009 an inbound FedEx package containing One


Thousand Five Hundred and Seventeen Dollars (US$1,517.00) cash was
detained. The package was consigned to Julette Crawford 64 Main St. Ochio
Rios, St. Ann and was sent by Paggie Landvatter, the Meadow 950 S 400E #218
St. George, Utah 84770, USA, Tel # 435-705-4411. It had its contents declared
on AWB# 8636-7823-9017, as ‘Magazine & Pamphlet’. On Thursday
November 5, 2009, Ms. Julette May Crawford identified by her Elector
Registration Identification Card No. 686723 came to clear her package. A
statement was taken from Ms. Crawford in which several inconsistencies were
detected; as a result Ms. Crawford was asked to provide additional documentation
to substantiate the sourcing of the money. To date Ms. Crawford has been unable
to do so.

• An inbound FedEx package containing Two Thousand Five Hundred US Dollars


(US$2,500.00) cash was detained on Wednesday, November 4, 2009. The
package was consigned to Stevil Bennett, 11 King St., St. James, Jamaica and
was sent by Lee Colgan, 20458 Huebner Rd.#402, San Antonio, TX, 78258,
USA, Tel # 210-456-0770. It had its content declared on AWB# 8982-7296-4814
as ‘Watch’. To date no one has attempted to claim the package.

• An inbound DHL package containing two (2) credit cards valued was detained on
Monday November 10, 2009. The package was consigned to Cristian Miller,
Sand Castels Resorts, 1 Main Street, Ocho Rios, Jamaica West Indies, Tel: 1-
876-396-9078 and was sent by Mr. Djordjevic, Nela Arsic, Jeslisavete Tacic
22/8, Serbia, Belgrade Republic of Serbia. It had its content declared on AWB#
6482608322 as ‘Credit Cards 2 pcs’. To date no one has attempted to claim the
package.

• An inbound FedEx package containing One Thousand Three Hundred US


Dollars (US$1,300.00) cash was detained on Wednesday, November 11, 2009.
The package was consigned to Orane Jarrept, Jhons Hall Dept. Johnhall P.O.
St. James, Jamaica, and was sent by Dmytro Kecman, 43 Pulaski St.,
Binghamton, NY 13905 USA, Tel # 607-729-4389. It had its content declared on
AWB# 8982-8332-4763, as ‘Letters/Correspondence’. To date no one has come
to claim the package.

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• An inbound FedEx package containing Five Hundred US Dollars (US$500.00)
cash was detained on Monday, November 16, 2009. The package was consigned
to Ramon Manderson, More Park District, Sign P.O. St. James, Jamaica, and
was sent by Gene Carcerino, 7317 Eleanor Pl., Darien IL 60561, Tel # 630-323-
9376. It had its content declared on AWB# 8658-5944-1471, as ‘Document’. On
Tuesday, November 17, 2009, Mr. Ramon Manderson identified by his Elector
Registration Identification Card # 1822492 came to clear his package. After an
interview was conducted and a statement taken, the decision was taken to continue
detention of the package because of several inconsistencies in Mr. Manderson’s
statement. He was asked to provide additional documents to prove his claim,
which he has not provided to date.

• An inbound FedEx package containing Four Thousand Nine Hundred and Forty
Five US Dollars (US$4,945.00) cash was detained on Monday, November 16,
2009. The package was consigned to Burnicie Robinson, The Montego Bay New
Testament Church of God, 3 Water Lane MoBay, Montego Bay St. James,
Jamaica and was sent by Adassa Chase, 44 Freeman Street P.O. Box 1216,
York Beach, Maine 03910, Tel # 207-351-7968. It had its content declared on
AWB# 8985-7811-2103, as ‘1 Calendar, 1 Photo Alum with pictures, document
for the church’. On Tuesday, November 17, 2009, Ms. Burnicie Robinson
identified by her Elector Registration Identification Card # 217515 came to clear
her package. After an interview was conducted and a statement taken, the package
was released to Ms. Robinson.

• An inbound FedEx package containing One Thousand US Dollars (US$1,000.00)


cash was detained on Wednesday, November 18, 2009. The package was
consigned to Jason Jumpp, Whithorn District, Whithorn P.O. Westmoreland,
Jamaica and was sent by Victoria Ault, 750 Valley View Drive # 6, Council
Buffs, Iowa 51503, USA, Tel # 718-352-1009. It had its content declared on
AWB# 8982-9091-5219, as ‘Documents’. To date no one has come to claim the
package.

• An inbound FedEx package containing a Visa Debit Card was detained on


Tuesday November 17, 2009. The package was consigned to Peter Plummer,
Anchovy PO, Montego Bay, Jamaica and was sent by Marlene Sterling. 666
East 81 ST 1, Brooklyn, NY 11236 USA, Tel # 347-698-9803. It had its content
declared on AWB# 4296-8863-0655 as ‘Correspondence’. On Thursday,
November 19, 2009, Peter Plummer who was identified by Jamaican Passport #
A3082925 came to clear his package. After an interview was conducted and a
statement taken, the decision was made to release the package to him.

• An inbound FedEx package containing Walmart MoneyCard Visa Debit Card


was detained on Thursday November 19, 2009. The package was consigned to
Taye Bennett, #1 Post Office, Montego Bay, St. James Jamaica and was sent by
Anna Paladine, 604 Lark St., Paulsboro, NJ 08066 USA, Tel # 717-440-9414. It

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had its content declared on AWB# 8982-6801-3595 as ‘Bank Debit Card’. To
date no one has come to claim the package.

• An inbound UPS package containing Fifteen Hundred US Dollars (US$1,500.00)


cash was detained on Tuesday November 24, 2009. The package was consigned
to Junior Duncan, St. James #1 WI, Montego Bay, Jamaica and was sent by
Lillian Groves, Apt. 102, 2217 Clossen, Royal Oak, MI 48073 USA. It had its
content declared on AWB# 1Z RF6 296 04 7367 7991 as ‘Documents’. On
Wednesday, November 25, 2009, Mr. Junior Duncan who was identified by his
Jamaican Passport # A2674475 came to clear his package. After an interview was
conducted and a statement taken, the decision was taken to continue the detention
of the package because of several inconsistencies in Mr. Duncan’s statement. Mr.
Duncan was asked to provide additional documentation to prove his claim.

• CETWR-D104/09; this package was being sent by Kemar Davey, St. Mary
Country Club, St. Mary, Jamaica; Telephone# 876-281-4974 to Fordie Ross,
3419 24th Ave South, Seattle, Washington 98114, USA; Telephone # 206-723-
8098 and had its contents declared on FedEx Airway Bill # 8708-3027-0299 as
‘Bus Docs’. Enclosed was a winning notification purporting to be from
‘Publishers Clearing House’ addressed to Fordie Ross informing him that he
was the winner of US$2,500,000.00. Also enclosed was a copy of a ‘WaMu’
cashiers check made payable to Fordie Ross in the same amount. There was also
a letter advising of processing and bank charges amounting to US$1,800.00 that
have to be paid before the cheque is sent.

• CETWR-D105/09; this package was being sent by Patrick Clinton, Westgate


Hills, Montego Bay, Jamaica; Telephone# 572-3630 to Shirley Evans, 2618 N
Collage Ave., Eldarado, Arkansas 71730, USA; Telephone # 870-881-8234 and
had its contents declared on FedEx Airway Bill # 8685-8840-5780 as
‘Documents’. Enclosed was a white envelope addressed to the consignee which
was found to contain a letter informing Ms Evans that the sender Patrick Clinton
has been calling but is not getting through to her and that he is calling about her
winnings. The letter went on to instruct her not to make any payments until
contact was made and that she should give him a call on telephone number 1-876-
572-3630.

• CETWR-D106/09; this package was being sent by Mark Anderson 11-3


Ferngrove, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica. Telephone# 876-522-6209 to Clarence
J. Colvard, 7700 W. 21st Ave, Kennwick, Washington 99338, USA and had its
contents declared on Airway Bill # 8708-3027-0314 as ‘Bus Doc’. Enclosed
inside the FedEx envelope was a large sealed envelope addressed to the consignee.
When opened it was found to contain letters addressed to Ms. Colvard informing
her that she had won US$15,500,000 in cash and prizes from the 'Global
International Sweepstakes Company', a blank questionnaire soliciting Ms
Colvard’s personal information and two other document one purporting to be from
the IRS and the other purporting to be from the Governor of Washington Christine

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Gregoire. Both documents claimed that there was a US$25,000 tax imposed by
the State on monetary values of US$1,000,000.00 or more entering the State from
outside the territory.

• CETWR-D107/09; this package was consigned to Andre Spence, 14 King


Street, Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica and was sent by Charlie Wilson, 7
Cow Pound, Nantucket, MH, 02554, America and had its contents declared on
Air Waybill # 8685-9581-1917 as ‘Birthday Gift, 1 Stuffed Animal and
Colouring Book’. Two (2) Magnetic Stripe Readers were found concealed
inside the stuffed animal. The package was detained pending clearance which
requires a permit from the Ministry of National Security as these devices can be
used to read and copy the information on credit and debit cards. On Tuesday
November 10, 2009, Mr. Andre Spence who was identified by his Elector
Registration Identification Card #1940892 came to clear the shipment and
indicated in a statement that he did not know of anything else inside the package.
The package is still under detention.

• CETWR-D108/09; this package was being sent by Richard Nelson, Salem, St.
Ann, Montego Bay, Jamaica; Telephone# 851-8481 to Tyesha Thomas, 18271
Fitz Patrick St. Apt A14, Kennwick, WA 99338, USA; Telephone # 360-691-
0484 and had its contents declared on FedEx Airway Bill # 8685-8838-5854 as
‘Personal Docs’. Enclosed in the envelope was a letter-sized envelope containing
one letter addressed to Ms. Thomas. In the letter several threats were made to Ms.
Thomas including that her life would get messed up if she said anything to anyone
after reading it. She was also told that she should send $6,500.00 so that the
sender would not lose his/her job and she would get what she is supposed to
whether she wanted it or not. Also included was a telephone number for her to
contact a ‘Mr. Washington’. She was given a deadline of 11/11/09 to do so. The
consignor, Richard Nelson also sent another package to a different consignee, the
details of which are listed below.

• CETWR-D109/09; this package was being sent by Richard Nelson, Salem, St.
Ann, Montego Bay, Jamaica; Telephone# 522-6209 to Dewey Sherrill, 109
Cedar Cove Lane, Winston Salem, NC, 27104, USA; Telephone # 336-293-
7933 and had its contents declared on FedEx Airway Bill # 8685-8838-5876 as
‘Personal Document’. The package contained a letter addressed to Mr. Dewey
Sherrill which contained several Biblical references. The writer stated that he was
in financial stress and that it was hard to find a job in Jamaica. The writer then
went on to plead with Mr. Sherrill saying he was an honest person and that he was
not trying to hurt him. The writer also wrote that he was on the verge of taking his
own life and was praying that God would send him (Mr. Sherrill) as a Good
Samaritan to help him.

• CETWR-D110/09; this package was being sent by Marshall Lamey, Rhyne


Park, Montego Bay, Jamaica W.I. Telephone# 876-799-9513 to Daryl
Swenson, 606 3rd Ave. NE, Sartell, Minnesota, 56377 USA and had its contents

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declared on Airway Bill # 8685-8838-5800 as ‘Personal Documents’. The FedEx
envelope contained an envelope with a letter addressed to Mr. Daryl Swenson.
The letter was signed by a John Benedict and Jason Kennedy, it also bore a United
States Federal Reserve System emblem. The writers of the letter who purported to
be from ‘Winners International’, were pleading with Mr. Swenson to call them
so they could rebuild their relationship and his trust in them.

• CETWR-D111/09; this package was being sent by James Anderson, 36 Barnett


View, Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica W.I. Telephone# 876-443-4049 to
Maria Glass, 2142 E 24th St., Brooklyn, NY, 11229 USA, Telephone# 718-368-
9701 and had its contents declared on FedEx Airway Bill # 8685-8839-8431 as
‘Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificates’. The envelope was opened and a
brown letter-sized envelope marked 'On Jamaica Government Service' with the
address 'Inland Revenue Department, Kingston, Jamaica' was found inside. It
contained the following documents: an ‘Inland Revenue Dept’ receipt addressed
to the consignee, a letter with a 'FedEx' letterhead, a letter from 'Federal
Government Resources Laws and Regulations', a winning notification from
'Lotto Net International Limited' and a copy of a Wachovia cheque made
payable to Maria Glass in the amount of US$5,800,000.00. The letter from
‘FedEx’ stated that an insurance fee of $5,812.00 was due in order for them to
deliver the cheque.

• CETWR-D112/09; this package was being sent by Tina Elliston, Over River,
Orange, Sign P.O. St. James, Telephone# 1-876-503-1189 and was being sent to
Lawrence Bedford, 129 Cammick Circle, Shawnee, OK 74804, USA and had
its contents declared on Airway Bill # 219 6293 654 as ‘Documents’. The DHL
package was opened and a small white envelope addressed to the consignee was
seen. The envelope contained a letter from "International Sweepstakes Company'
addressed to the consignee which claimed that Mr. Bedford had won
US$3,300,000.00. The letter went on to state that he would have to 'take care of a
nominal fee of Shipping and Handling and Insurance'. He was asked to contact
'his' Agent, David Gibbons at 1876-285-5020 or 366-7537 for processing and
remittance of funds to an account of his choice. Inside the envelope there was also
a counterfeit Government of Jamaica receipt # 9995476 dated 21st October 2009
made out to Mr. Bedford showing the stated amount and a Tax Due amount of
US$5,000 and total amount due of US$2,700.

• CETWR-D113/09; this package was consigned to Julian Grant, Lot 150


Catherine Mount, Montego Bay, Jamaica and was sent by Gregory Grant,6415
24th Pl, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA and had its content declared on Air
Waybill # 8646-9454-1588 as ‘Paper work for my bank’. Enclosed in the
package were four (4) full black ski masks and one (1) half black ski mask.
The package was detained so as to ascertain an interview with the importer as to
the use of the items. On Thursday, November 19, 2009, Mr. Julian Grant who
was identified by his Jamaican Driver’s Licence # 111995434 came to clear the

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shipment. Mr. Grant was handed over to the police for questioning and to conduct
a search of his residence. He has since been released.

• CETWR-D114/09; this package was being sent by Ardette Williams, 7 Agate


Lane, St. James, Jamaica W.I. Telephone# 876-891-7525 to John T. Davis,
17160 Jackson Keller Road, San Antonio Apt. 2601, San Antonio, TX 78213
USA. Telephone#210-380-4489 and had its contents declared on Airway Bill #
8708-0941-8868 as ‘Check’. The FedEx envelope contained a small envelope
with a Bank of America Cheque, # 1039 which was made payable to John T.
Davis. The cheque was drawn on the account of Cynthia D. Pratt in the amount of
US$5000.00. A part of the address information for Cynthia D. Pratt was crossed
leaving only …1354 Lansing St. SE, Atlanta GA 30315. The envelope was
addressed to the consignee from a John Richmond with telephone # 202-239-6620.

• CETWR-D115/09; this package was being sent by Ardette Williams, 7 Agate


Lane, St. James, Jamaica W.I. Telephone# 876-891-7525 to Patricia Weleh,
858 Fm 1854 Dale, TX 78616, USA. Telephone # 512-925-9663 and had its
contents declared on Airway Bill # 8708-0941-8857 as ‘Check’. The FedEx
envelope contained a small envelope with a Bank of America Cheque, # 1038
which was made payable to Patricia Welch. The cheque was drawn on the account
of Cynthia D. Pratt in the amount of Five thousand Dollars ($5000.00). A part of
the address information for Cynthia D. Pratt was crossed leaving only …1354
Lansing St. SE, Atlanta GA 30315. The envelope was addressed to the consignee
from a John Richmond with telephone # 202-239-6620.

• CETWR-D116/09; this package was being sent by Lodrick Samuels, Mt. Salem,
Montego Bay Jamaica. Telephone# 474-0527 to Barbara Osberne, 811 New
Highway 68, Sweet Water, T.N 37874 USA and had its contents declared on
Airway Bill # 8708-0941-8401 as ‘Documents’. Enclosed inside the FedEx
envelope was a white envelope which was found to contain a letter addressed to
Mrs. Osberne informing her that she had won US$5.5M from the 'Global
Consumer Awards LTD' 628 Concord St. Salt Lake City UT 84104 in a computer
electronic raffle and a picture of a BMW X6 motor vehicle and another picture of
two elderly Caucasian gentlemen sitting in a vehicle.

• CETWR-D117/09; this package was being sent by Lisa Brown, 53 St. Martin
Cornwall Courts, Montego Bay, Jamaica to Russell Girouard, 12045 South
Magnolia Street, Lafayette, Louisiona USA 70501 and had its contents declared
on FedEx Airway Bill # 8708-0951-1465 as ‘Post Card’. The FedEx envelope
was opened and a white envelope addressed to the consignee was found. The
envelope contained a 'Thank You' post card with a 'Citizens Bank & Trust' cheque
drawn on the account of Amy Fox, 1056 Albert Mann Rd, New hope Al. 35760
made payable to Russell Girouard in the amount of US$10,000.00. The
handwriting on the cheque including the signature for 'Amy Fox' is similar to that
of the Consignor Lisa Brown.

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• CETWR-D118/09; this package was being sent by Denese Clayton, 14 Hopewell
Drv., Mobay, Jamaica to Norman McCanlies, 1041 Custer Ave., Odessa,
TX79761 and had its content declared on FedEx Airway Bill # 8708-0951-2174
as ‘Personal Documents’. The FedEx envelope was opened and a white envelope
addressed to 'Gene' was found inside. The envelope contained a post card, a small
printed picture of a young Caucasian female with the inscription 'To: Gene, Fr:
Susan XOXO' on the back of it and a three page letter addressed to Gene. The
writer of the letter confessed that the company she was working for was involved
in the lottery scam and that she was unaware of it. She mentioned that the police
are now investigating the boss of the company 'Andre Malcolm' and that the FBI
had advised them that all the money would be returned to the victims. She also
mentioned that Gene was lucky as the company did not get any of his money. She
went on to ask Gene for a loan of US$15,000.00 to open a restaurant with her
cousin. She wrote that she would pay him back once the business picks up. She
advised Gene to wire the money to an NCB, Account # 434857864 and routing #
JNCBJMKXA at 41 St. James St.

• CETWR-D119/09; this package was being sent by John Morris, Oravista Guess
House, Richmond Hill, Montego Bay, St. James to Tony Saldana, 1206
Avondale Street, Sweet Water, Texas 79556 and had its content declared on
DHL Airway Bill # 782-448-9632 as ‘Documents’. The DHL envelope was
opened and a large brown envelope was found inside. The envelope contained
three (3) letters addressed to the consignee. One of the letters was from 'Trump
International Delivery Payout Service & Claim Department' advising Mr.
Saldana that he was required to pay US$1,875.00 for a package stamp from
customs in order to have his package released. There was also a picture of a 2009
Benz Jeep which was declared as his (Mr. Saldana) and a copy of a First National
Bank cheque made payable to Tony Saldana in the amount of 2,500,000.00.

• CETWR-D120/09; this package was being sent by Cecil Lewin, 11 King Street,
Montego Bay, Jamaica Telephone# 451-6052 to Olive Betty Cross, 420 North
Hazel Ave, Gaylord MI 49735 USA. Telephone# 987-732-4003 and had its
contents declared on Airway Bill # 8685-8838-4858 as ‘Personal Docs’. The
FedEx envelope was opened and was found to contain three letters addressed to
Mrs Olive Betty Cross and an “Accounting statement and payment information
form”. The Wells Fargo letters stated that Mrs Cross had won US$1,500,000 from
the North American Sweepstakes Company Ltd and that she needed to pay $6,000
in fees which was also stated on the "Accounting statement and payment
information form". The US$ 6,000 was to be paid to ‘Senior Accountant’ Mrs.
Mildred Debbart, 3700 Buchanan St River Side CA 92503 USA. The North
American Sweepstakes Company LTD letter said that she should contact James
Bernard Kennedy at 1-876-451-6052 to commence the process of releasing the
winnings.

• CETWR-D121/09; this package was being sent by David Osbourne, 148


Balmoral Heights, Tower Isle, St Mary, Jamaica. Telephone# 876-581-

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6609/373-7928 to Patty Poplar, 1375 Dle Krest Urue, Flint, MI 48532, USA.
Telephone # 810-820-7185 and had its contents declared on Airway Bill # 8708-
3026-8900 as ‘documents’. The FedEx envelope was opened and a large TARA
Courier Services envelope was seen. When opened it was found to contain letters
addressed to Mrs. Poplar and a WaMu cheque number 001762 in the amount of
US$18,500,000. One letter stated that she was had won Eighteen Million Five
Hundred Thousand US Dollars and that she should contact claim agent David
Osbourne, PCH Claim Department, 1016 W Lenwood Ave, LA 89030 tel: #
+1876-581-6609 or email customdepartment58@yahoo.com. The other letter
contradicted the first stating that Ms. Poplar was to claim US$18,000,000.00 and
third letter stated that she needed to pay US$28,000 in processing and bank
charges before the cheque is released and that she should contact tel # 1876-581-
6081 or 1876-581-6609 to discuss her payment plan.

Operations Conducted
• Two (2) Operations was conducted on Monday 16th and 23rd November titled “Bird
Watch” and “Sam Shotta” respectively. The first was conducted at the SIA in
collaboration with the Customs Ramp Team and officers of the Transnational
Crime and Narcotics Division (TCND). This resulted in the seizure of 15.91kg of
marijuana, the arrest of one (1) Security Officer and the removal of Airport passes
of at least three (3) Ajas staff operating at the Airport. The second operation was
conducted at the home of a passenger/licence firearm holder/co owner of Duryca
Exporter Company (Duane Samuels) who had imported five (5) glock magazines
and five (5) magazine springs without the required import permit. This operation
was conducted in collaboration with officers of the TNCD. Mr. Samuels was
charged for Breaches of the Firearms Act and is to appear before the Court on
Monday 30th November 2009.

• A two day joint Operation dubbed “Mo-Bay Clearance” was conducted in


collaboration with the team from Kingston as well as the Customs Ramp Team.
The operation was geared toward identifying uncustomed goods being traded in
and around Montego Bay and Hanover. The operation resulted in the detention of
over 900 rounds of ammunition and a quantity of imported liquor and cigarettes.
Rummage was also conducted on a Flight from Canada as well as a vessel at the
Montego Bay Cruise Ship Pier.

POCA Case handed over to the Unit for Investigation or Finalized.


• No cases involving the detention of currency under the Proceeds of Crime Act
(POCA) from passengers were handed over to the unit this period for investigations
this period.

• Only one (1) case of monetary instruments valued at US$19,300.00 (two cheques)
which were detained under the Proceeds of Crime Act were finalized this period.
The monies were ordered forfeited by the court from Errol Sloley on 9th November
2009.

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• The reduction in the number of cases being finalized this period is due mainly to
the new initiatives taken by the Judges to have the cases tried in ‘Open Court’ and
to ensure that the Defendants has a fair opportunity to defend themselves. As a
result, several cases have been re-scheduled for December, pending application for
Substitute Service and advertisement in the Western Mirror and the Sunday
Gleaner approximately ten (10) clear days prior to the cases being tried.

Training and Development


• Mr. Paul Thomas completed a two week training Course titled ‘Techniques of
Financial Investigation’ at the Caribbean Regional Drug Law Enforcement
Training Centre (REDTRAC) between the 2nd to 13th November 2009.

Resources/Equipment
• Mobile X-Ray Van - The mobile x-ray van was utilized at the Airport nine (9)
times this period to examine shipments destined to the United States, UK and the
Caribbean via FedEx. It was instrumental not instrumental in the seizure of 1.01 kg
of marijuana destined to England.

• Metal Detectors - Neither the Garrett Metal Detector nor the


Rapiscan Handheld Detector was utilized this period.

• Vehicle - The vehicle is currently in need of a battery as well as


servicing. Arrangements are being made with the Transport Manager, Mr. Daley to
have it serviced early in the next period.

We are yet to receive the Company Logo which was requested in June 2009 to
be placed the van. As a result, we are unable to utilize the vehicle during our
ramp operations as the one-month pass which was issued in June has long
since expired.

Constraints
• The lack of staffing continues to hamper our efforts to effectively monitor the
ports, especially with the expansion of the role of the unit over the years.

• The office however is still in need of expansion however if we are to acquire


the additional staff. Reports from MBJ Airports Authorities are that they do
not have the funds to facilitate the expansion of the CET Office at the Baggage
Hall at this time. They have however given the go ahead to Customs to do
whatever expansions are necessary.

• The computers are also need upgrading as they are operating at a very slow
pace. We were promised computers in early November by IMU Manager,
however to date they have not been forthcoming.

Department/Vacation Leave
• None for the period.

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Breaches Finalized/Partially Finalize
• None for the period.

Packages transferred to the Financial Investigation Division


• Twenty One (21) receipts for a total of U$136,864.00 and £18,000.00 cash lodged
to the ARA Account and Eleven (11) packages containing Cheques and Money
Orders for US$72,075.31 was handed over to the Financial Investigations Division
(FID) this period. These monies represent undeclared monies detained from
passengers and from packages suspect of being sent as a result of the illegal lottery
scam.

Monthly & Year to Date Comparative Statistics

Operational Activities November 2009 November 2008


Cargo Containers 9 10
Break-bulk cargo shipments 171 72
Passengers Processed 124 53
Vessels Rummaged 1 0
Aircraft Rummaged 1 0
Vehicles Examined 2 0
Seizure Activities
Cocaine 0 0
Marijuana 8 (26.73kg) 2 (2.42kg)
Hash Oil/Hashish 0 0
Mushroom 0 0
Ecstasy 0 0
Other Contraband 1 1
Currency US$34,462.00 US$49,700.00
£43,020.00
Detention 26 21
Breaches 0 12
Ammunition 33 0
Magazine 6 0
Firearm 1 0
Vehicle 0 0
No. of Person Arrested 4 0

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STATUS AS PER UNIT PERFORMANCE MEASURES FOR APRIL 2009 TO MARCH 2010
*Challenging *Monthly Actual Total Percentage of
Target 09-10 Target (This Period) (To Date) Challenging
Target
Seizure/Breaches/Detention 48 4 43 245 510.4%
BB Cargo Examination 596 48 171 1137 190.77%
Container Examination 336 84 9 72 21.42%
Passenger/Crew Processed 504 168 124 712 141.26%
Vessel Rummage 6 1 (Bi –Monthly) 1 5 83.33%
Aircraft Rummage 6 1 (Bi –Monthly) 1 12 200%
Operations 96 6 2 20 20.83%
# of Investigations conducted (Based on Det/Bre/Other) 43 + 2 245 + 11 (other)
# of Investigations Finalized (Based on Det/Breach) 3 18
# of Suspected Lotto Cases Finalized 5 29

*Figures adjusted based on present staff complement and/or staff complements which is currently at four (4) officers and one (1) supervisor and the last KRA structure.

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