3 cops charged with kidnapping 15-y-o Westmoreland boy and demanding ransom

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court.jpgThree members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old boy in Westmoreland, have been charged.

Constables Romaine Wellington; Lushana Bryan and Adrian Jackson, who are attached to the Westmoreland Police Division, were charged on Thursday with kidnapping, extortion, as well as attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The cops reportedly demanded a two million dollar ransom to release the teenager. They are booked to appear in court on August 17.

And details have emerged on how the teenager was kidnapped by the cops.

A source close to the case told RJR News that the 15-year-old was taken off a bus last week after he was reportedly held in possession of an illegal gun by the police officers.

They then kidnapped him and demanded that the money be paid or he would be killed.

The cops were held in a sting operation in St Elizabeth on Sunday when they went to collect the money. They reportedly threw away the weapon which the teenager had.