Four­teen fire­men ques­tioned over theft from Fly Ja­maica plane

-one comes for­ward with stolen items

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Four­teen fire­fight­ers were ques­tioned by po­lice yes­ter­day amid claims that they stole per­sonal items be­long­ing to the crew and pas­sen­gers of the Fly Ja­maica air­craft that crash-landed yes­ter­day at the Cheddi Ja­gan In­ter­na­tional Air­port, Timehri.

This was con­firmed by both Di­vi­sional Com­man­der Calvin Chap­man and Fire Chief Mar­lon Gen­tle.

While Chap­man only con­firmed that the of­fi­cers were be­ing ques­tioned, Gen­tle ex­plained that 14 of his of­fi­cers both those who were on duty and those who showed up at the scene to of­fer as­sis­tance were be­ing ques­tioned.

Gen­tle fur­ther said that hav­ing re­ceived a re­port of stolen prop­erty, one of­fi­cer came for­ward with some of the stolen items which prompted fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

“This is a se­vere breach of all reg­u­la­tions and SOPs of the Fire Ser­vice and clear case of dis­hon­esty. This would not be con­doned at any time by the Fire Ser­vice; there will be a full in­ves­ti­ga­tion and the per­sons will face the sever­ity of the law to send a clear mes­sage be­cause a clear mes­sage must be sent,” the Fire Chief said.

“It is very de­press­ing for this to hap­pen to the fire ser­vice,” he added.

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The Fly Ja­maica Boe­ing 757 af­ter it landed yes­ter­day morn­ing

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