Three fishermen charged in cocaine seizure
The narcotics police have charged three western Jamaica fishermen in connection with last Monday's seizure of over 900 kilogrammes of cocaine in Black River, St Elizabeth, last Monday.
Charged are: Daniel Hanson, 40, of a St Elizabeth address; as well as Jason Wedderburn, 31, and Elvis Johnson, 36, both of Westmoreland addresses. Reports are that about 9:09 p.m., lawmen were on an anti-narcotics operation in Black River when they intercepted a boat with the accused men aboard.
The boat was searched and 34 knitted bags containing several packages of compressed white substance resembling cocaine were found. The men and the packages were taken to shore and handed over to the narcotics police. It has an estimated street value of US$46,170,000.
The men were charged on the weekend with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine, trafficking cocaine, importing cocaine and conspiracy to import cocaine. They are to appear before the St Elizabeth Parish Court on Thursday.