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July 3, 2014
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Man on ganja rap remanded

A man accused of attempting to smuggle a quantity of ganja into the island was ordered further remanded when he appeared before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Charged with possession of, dealing in, conspiracy to export, and taking steps preparatory to export ganja is 25-year-old Javan Delano Hunter of White Marl District, Moores, Clarendon.

board a flight

The Crown alleged that Hunter arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) on June 5 at approximately 3:05 p.m. when he was to check in to board a flight to Curaçao.

During security procedures, it is believed that the accused man was stopped, interviewed, and searched by police officers. His suitcase was alleged to have a false compartment made of fiberglass, containing eight rectangular parcels containing a compressed vegetable matter resembling ganja. Hunter was reportedly taken into custody by lawmen thereafter.

Subsequently, the accused was ordered further remanded by Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey and is to return to court on July 7.


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