Cops raid the homes of former Education Minister and CMU president

As months of probing into allegations of corruption continue, the homes of former Minister of Education, Ruel Reid, and president of the Caribbean Maritime University, Professor Fritz Pinnock, were raided by the police on Wednesday morning.

Former Education Minister Ruel Reid
Former Education Minister Ruel Reid

It is understood that the lawmen went to Pinnock’s house in Hellshire, St Catherine, and Reid’s St Andrew home in the wee hours of the morning. It is said that the cops arrived in unmarked vehicles.

BUZZ understands that both men also asked that they be allowed to contact their lawyers when the cops presented the search warrants.

The investigation is being conducted by the Major Organised Crime Agency (MOCA) and the Financial Investigation Division (FID).

Reid resigned from his post at the ministry in March due to the corruption allegations while Reid was sent on special leave as a result of the probe.

And while the raids were being conducted in the Corporate Area on Wednesday morning, it is said that detectives also swooped down on the St Ann home of Kim Lawrence Brown, a Jamaica Labour Party councillor.