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Cop gets the boot after taking bribe to prevent burning of ganja field

A Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) constable assigned to the Marine Division has been suspended in connection with the discovery of a ganja field on July 8.

Following a ruling from the court on Wednesday (July 15), Constable Cregston Martell was charged with two counts of breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act 2000- (Soliciting and Receiving).

It is reported that Constable Martell was among a group of police who arrested six men on breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

According to a release from the police on the matter, arrangements were made between the constable and the men for the money to be paid in order to prevent the destruction of a ganja field.

An operation was carried out by IPROB and Martell was held with the money.

A file was prepared and sent to the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) for a ruling.

The cop was offered bail in the sum  $1million JMD with sureties; he was ordered to surrender his travel documents and to report to the Police once per week.

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