Gun and $9 million worth of ganja seized in Trelawny

September 28, 2016
@Normal:A farmer shows off the distinctive leaves of a marijuana plant.

Police officers assigned to the Narcotics Division, the Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit (PLPU), the Trelawny Operation Support Team and other divisions in Area One seized a firearm during a drug bust in Wiltshire district, Trelawny, yesterday.  

Reports are that between 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., the officers carried out a search of a 40-foot container found on a premises in the parish. One 9mm Glock pistol with a magazine containing sixteen 9mm rounds of ammunition and 47 knitted bags of compressed ganja weighing approximately 1,700 pounds were seized. The drug has an estimated street value of more than $9 million.

The police say they believe the illicit drug was destined for Haiti as part of the drugs-for-guns-trade. 

Three persons were taken into custody in relation to the seizure. However, their identities are being withheld pending further investigations.


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