Two policemen who were charged last month with corruption, were recently released on $200,000 bond when they appeared before the St. James Parish Court.
Constables Dennie Watson and Brendon Suckoo, who are attached to the Westmoreland Division, were charged on September 30 by detectives of the Major Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Branch (MOCA) for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.
MOCA reported that on September 21, the policemen stopped a car along the Montpelier main road in St. James.
The driver was requested to produce documents for the vehicle.
It was discovered that the driver's name was not on the Certificate of Insurance.
It is alleged that the policemen solicited $20,000 from the driver not to prosecute him.
The complainant paid the sum but later visited the MOCA West office where he filed a report.
The constables were subsequently arrested and charged following an investigation.