USD 83000 SEIZED, MAJOR GANJA BUST
The Narcotics Police seized 3304 pounds of ganja and USD 83,900 in two separate incidents in the Corporate Area and St. Catherine on Wednesday, November 18.
In the first incident, reports are that about 10:30 a.m., a 42-year-old Venezuelan national arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport and was about to check in for a flight to Curacao when he was stopped, his suitcase searched and USD 83,900 was found concealed in several items including shampoo bottles. The Police were summoned and the man arrested.
Later that day about 3:30 p.m., in Portmore, St. Catherine, lawmen were on operation in the Independence City area. During the operation, a Toyota Hiace bus that was parked on a property was searched and knitted bags with 656 parcels of ganja weighing 3,304 pounds were found. The street value of the ganja is approximately JMD 11.6 million. One man was taken into custody in connection with the find.
Investigations are ongoing in both matters and it is expected that the men will be interviewed and charged shortly.
“We are pleased with these recent set of seizures; this indicates how determined our Police officers are in the fight against criminal activities. No stone will be left unturned
until we rid our country of this monster called crime,” said SSP Calvin Smalls, head of Narcotics Division.