2,000 pounds of ganja seized in St Elizabeth


June 23, 2016

The Area Three Narcotics Division seized 2,000 pounds of ganja and several thousand dollars during an operation in Gazeland district in Nain, St Elizabeth, on Tuesday. Several persons were also arrested.

Reports are that at about 5:30 a.m., police were on operation in the area when the drugs were found. The drugs have an estimated street value of just over $10 million. Three foreign nationals, including two females, were taken into custody.

Another premises was searched, and two 9 mm rounds of ammunition, US$2,000 and J$22,000 were seized. Three persons were also taken into custody. They are to be charged under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

The identities of those in custody are being withheld at this time.

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