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Jamaica: Raid on SSL suspect


(Jamaica Observer) The investigation into the multi-billion-dollar fraud at Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) gathered steam on Friday as police searched two premises in the Corporate Area that they say are connected to suspect Jean-Ann Panton and seized documents as well as electronic devices.

At the same time, Prime Minister Andrew Holness assured the country that a thorough probe is being conducted to identify “the perpetrators and colluders involved in the fraudulent activity and bring them to justice, as well as to trace the funds and secure forfeiture of assets acquired with stolen funds”.

Holness, in his first public statement on the matter which exploded last week, said, “The affected investors and the public can be assured that the investigative and prosecutorial agencies have the necessary competencies and resources and have already started to act decisively to gather information and evidence.”

He added that “no effort will be spared in uncovering the full extent of fraudulent activity and in bringing the perpetrators to justice”.

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