Multimillion-dollar drug busts

July 10, 2017

The cops have yet again put a major dent in the drug trade with the latest success being the seizure of more than $2 million worth of ganja in St Mary.

The drugs, weighing 357 pounds, were recovered on Thursday along Gully Road in Boscobel.

According to the Corporate Communication Unit of the police, about 2:30 a.m., during an operation, an abandoned building was searched and a bag with compressed ganja was found. One woman and a man were arrested in relation to the seizure.

They are Clarence Richard and Tamara Brown, both of Boscobel, in the parish.

This is the second major drug find being reported by the police in two days. On Saturday, the Narcotics Division scored a major drug bust yesterday when 77 kilograms of cocaine, valued at over $92.8 million, was seized in a house in Caribbean Estate, St Catherine.

The police say a 36-year-old man has been taken into custody in connection with the drugs.

His is being withheld, but the police say he will be interviewed in the presence of his attorney before being charged with possession of, dealing in and taking steps to export cocaine.

Its reported that during a search of the house, three large travelling bags and a suitcase were found with 70 rectangular parcels, each wrapped in transparent plastic and brown masking tape.

According to the police, the parcels contained white powdery substance believed to be cocaine.

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