The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said its officers have charged two men who allegedly used bomb scares to cause panic in downtown Kingston and Falmouth in Trelawny to distract from court cases in which they are involved.

They are 53-year-old businessman Cardel Clarke from Top Town in Clarke’s Town, Trelawny, and 34-year-old District Constable Jason Williams from Kelly Road in Kingston 2.

They are charged with Creating Public Mischief. Cardel will appear in the Trelawny Parish Court on February 6, while Williams will appear in the St Andrew Parish Court on February 21.

The Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch of the JCF said: “The investigation found that the threats, which occurred on three occasions in August, September and December 2018, were concocted by the two as a ploy to detract from ongoing court cases in which they are involved.”

Head of the Branch, Assistant Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey, said all threats to the criminal justice system are treated as serious.

The JCF, in the meantime, said investigations into two other cases are continuing.

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By Mills