Robbin Sykes, head of the Financial Investigations Division (FID), speaking with RJR's Clinton McGregor
Former Education Minister Ruel Reid, Professor Fritz Pinnock, President of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), and three others who were taken into custody on Wednesday in connection with a corruption probe, are being questioned by detectives from the Financial Investigation Division (FID) and Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA).
Robbin Sykes, head of the FID, told RJR News that items were seized during a search of Mr. Reid's home.
It is understood that items were also seized from Professor Pinnock's house in St. Catherine.
Five persons, including Ruel Reid's his wife, Sharen, and daughter Sharelle, as well as Kim Brown Lawrence, councillor for the Brown's Town division of the St. Ann Municipal Corporation, are in custody.
Mr. Sykes said they are being questioned and "as soon as that is done, the investigators will move in relation to the pressing of charges and the processing of the individuals."
He said other persons are also being investigated in the corruption probe.
The St. Ann residence of former Member of Parliament and CMU employee Othneil Lawrence was also searched on Wednesday. However, he has not been detained.