A joint police/military team arrested eight men during a targeted operation on Old Harbour Road in St. Catherine on Monday, February 7.


Reports are that between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., a team of police and military personnel entered a premises where they uncovered an illegal bottling operation with counterfeit liquor. The team discovered hundreds of bottles, labels of popular local liquor brands, a bottling machine and several cases of raw material. 


Eight men who were found at the premises were taken into custody.


The team also seized approximately JMD $280,000 in cash.


As the investigations continue, citizens are being warned to take precautions and examine the labels of packages when making purchases.