Over 1000 pounds of weed seized

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May 05, 2017
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Detectives assigned to the Narcotics Division seized over 1000 pounds of compressed ganja at two beaches in Hellshire, Portmore in St Catherine this morning.

Reports are that about 12:15 a.m., during an operation at a beach, a search of mangroves revealed 10 knitted bags with compressed ganja.

The drug weighs approximately 483 pounds. One man was arrested and a car seized.

Moments later, the team went to another beach where a white Toyota Axio motorcar was intercepted and searched.

Thirteen bags with compressed ganja were seized weighing approximately 620 pounds. The driver, who was alone, was taken into custody.

The estimated street value of the weed is over J$5.5 million.

The men in custody will be interviewed in the presence of their attorneys before charges are proffered.