CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. May 21, 2009: The Director of Public Prosecutions will have to determine whether criminal or disciplinary proceedings should be instituted in the case of a private plane arriving at the Norman Manley Airport on May 14th with large wads of cash, that turned out to be a hoax.
That’s according to a report presented yesterday to Jamaica Prime Minister Bruce Golding, by cops on their investigations into the circumstances surrounding the arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport of the plane and subsequent claims of a former prime minister with diplomatic passports and wads of foreign currency.
The Police investigations have so far not been able to determine the source or origin of this information which has been proven to be erroneous.
The report noted that the incident has revealed weaknesses in the established airport interdiction procedures which require collaboration among all relevant authorities and establishes clear direction and a chain of command to ensure that information is properly evaluated and the appropriate course of action clearly defined.
The Commissioner of Police is taking action to reinforce these procedures and ensure compliance, the report added. The report will be soon handed over to the DPP.
The government’s Minister of Information, Daryl Vaz, says he cannot say if the investigators have identified anyone who may have perpetuated the erroneous story.