Haitian man held with $6.5m worth of ganja
Detectives of the Narcotics Division have taken a Haitian national in to custody for breaches of the Dangerous Drug and Immigrations Act last week Thursday.
He has been identified as 22-year-old Love Darlen’s Felix, otherwise called ‘Odian Powell’.
He has been charged with possession of ganja, dealing in ganja, taking steps preparatory to export ganja and illegal entry into Jamaica.
Reports are that the accused was taken into custody during an anti-narcotics operation along the Hellshire coastline, in the vicinity of the old Shrimp Factory, in St Catherine. Thirty-five knitted bags and two buckets were found containing compressed ganja weighing more than 1,600 pounds, with an estimated street value of more than $6.5 million.
A Haitian passport in the name of Love Darlen's Felix was found in a bucket among the drugs. Before the find, the accused gave his name as Odian Powell.
Further investigation revealed that the accused didn't arrive in Jamaica through a legitimate Port of entry and was in the process of going back to Haiti with the drug. He was brought before the court and was remanded until Tuesday, November 21.