Thursday 28 May, 2020

$2.8 million ganja find in false container compartment at wharf in Kgn

Over 700 pounds of compressed ganja valued at over $2.8 million was seized during an operation at a wharf in Kingston on Tuesday, March 17.

Reports from the Police Narcotics Division are that law enforcers were alerted to a container after Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) sniffer dogs prompted an alarm about 12.30 am on Sunday, March 15.

The container, which was destined for an address in the United States of America, was seized.

Following the finalisation of logistic arrangements, it was emptied.

During a subsequent search on Tuesday, March 17, a false compartment containing 236 parcels of ganja weighing 701 pounds, was found.

The drug has an estimated street value of $2.8 million.

No one was arrested in connection with the find.

The police are appealing to persons who can assist in the investigation to share the information by contacting the Narcotics Police Division at 876-923-4576-7 or Crime Stop at 311.

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