Would-be drug traffickers warned

December 07, 2020

As the police ramp up operational activities in light of the approaching Christmas season, the Narcotics police are warning would-be drug traffickers to desist, as the team will continue to enforce all provisions of the Dangerous Drugs Act and other laws.

The announcement comes after an incident where the Narcotics Division and the Canine Division, with support from the Contraband Enforcement Team of Jamaica Customs, conducted anti-narcotics at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.

During checks of passengers on a flight destined for Barbados and Antigua, 10 persons were arrested and approximately 118 pounds of ganja worth J$472,000.00 were seized.

Those arrested were subsequently charged with various breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act, including:

· possession of ganja

· dealing in ganja

· taking steps preparatory to export ganja 

· conspiracy to export ganja

The cases are ongoing.

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