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December 13, 2013
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Man charged for attempting to export ganja

A guilty plea was entered by a man in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court, who was allegedly found to be in possession of nine pounds, 2.8 ounces (4.2 kilograms) of ganja at the Norman Manley International Airport.

Charged with possession of, dealing in and taking steps to export ganja is Warren Thompson. The conspiracy charge was withdrawn.

The Crown is alleged that Thompson, on the day of the incident, attempted to board a flight at the Norman Manley International Airport, destined for St Maarten, when his baggage was checked and vegetable matter allegedly resembling ganja was discovered in a hidden compartment.

He was asked security questions and, when cautioned stated, "offica is just a little ting me a try fi help mi yute".

The Crown also alleged that Thompson had knowledge of the the drugs.

He is to be sentenced on December 18.

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