They have been charged for breaches of the law reform fraudulent transaction special provisions act of 2013, after they were formally interviewed with their lawyers during the course of last week.
The operations that led to the arrest of the individuals were carried out during three operations in Belle Aire, Runaway Bay; along the Drax Hall Main road and Madras District in Watt Town, all in St Ann.
The first operation that took place in Belle Aire in Runaway Bay, saw the arrest of four adults and two juveniles on Saturday, August 18 at about 5 am.
Those arrested and charged were: 22-year-old Kadeejha Williams, unemployed of Belle Aire, Runaway Bay and Salt Marsh Trelawny; 24-year-old Aldane Reid, unemployed of Belle Aire, Runaway Bay; 27-year-old Renardo Vidal, unemployed of Belle Aire, Runaway Bay and Hague Trelawny; 24-year-old Errol Rhoden and two 17-year-old juveniles - also of Belle Aire and Trelawny.
Police said they were all found in a dwelling house with identity information of persons overseas and lottery scamming information on devices. Police said they also found 17 cell phones, two laptop computers, two tablets and three note books.
On Sunday, August 15, at about 6:45 pm, two men were held along the Drax Hall main road after lotto scamming paraphernalia were discovered in the vehicle in which they were travelling.
The men arrested and charged were: 27-year-old Shawn Watson, a welder and 24-year-old Duvan Brooks, a mechanic- both of Kinloss, Clarks Town in Trelawny.
The items seized from the motor car in which they were travelling were: a laptop computer, three cell phones, two transaction receipts and JMD$299,000.
In addition, the devices when checked along with the receipts contained identity information of persons living overseas, congratulatory letters of sweepstakes winnings and other information.
Another operation was also conducted in the Madras community of Watt Town, St Ann on Wednesday, August 17.
Those taken into custody were: Twenty-five-year-old Leon Higgins, unemployed; 22-year-old Sara Lee Johnson, a student, 34-year-old Andrine Downer a bartender and another man- all of Watt Town, St Ann.
Police said they were held with a computer, five cell phones, one thumb drive and a note book. Higgins, Downer and Johnson were charged, while the unidentified man is to be interviewed and charged later this week.
In the meantime, Det. Sgt. Kirk Nicholls said that ten of the persons caught in the three separate operations were offered bail in the sum of $100,000 and are to appear in the St Ann Parish Court on October 6.
The recent operations follow the arrest and charge of five persons three weeks ago on similar lotto scamming allegations.