Man tries to export ganja in tin mackerel

November 27, 2017

An elderly man who attempted to export 22 pounds of ganja, hidden in tins of jack mackerel, will be sentenced on February 6 next year.

Charged with possession, dealing, attempting to export and conspiracy to export ganja is Peter Murray of a May Pen, Clarendon, address.

When the matter was called up in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Friday, the accused man pleaded guilty on all four counts.

The court heard that Murray was trying to export the ganja hidden in 45 tins of mackerel.

He cried on the court that he is diabetic and was unable to take his medication since being locked up at the Hunts Bay Police Station. His plea led to Parish Judge Chester Crooks granting him bail in the amount of $300,000 with one or two sureties.

Murray is to report to the May Pen police every day between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. A stop order has been place on him at all ports.

The judge also ordered a social enquiry report, which will be used to guide him at sentencing.

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