Tuesday 12 November, 2019

300 pounds of ganja seized in Portland

Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) made yet another drug seizure following the discovery of approximately 300 pounds of ganja at White River district in Portland on Wednesday.

The police, however, made no arrest in relation to the seizure.

Reports are that about 3:20 p.m., officers were processing a crime scene in White River when they observed six garbage bags containing ganja under a tree on an open lot.

The ganja has an estimated street value $1.2 million, said the JCF.

The latest drug find came less than 24 hours after the narcotics police seized 53 pounds of cocaine and 100 pounds of ganja with a combined estimated street value of over $26 million in two separate incidents on Tuesday.

According to police reports, the first incident occurred at about 11:30 a.m. at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) during security screening of a shipment of ground provisions.

A detailed check of the shipment revealed the cocaine, which had an estimated street value of $26 million, concealed among the goods.

Four persons were taken into custody in connection with the find.

In relation to the ganja find on Tuesday, lawmen were alerted following anomalies that were found with a shipment of cake mix and tarpaulins at a shipping agency on Hagley Park Road in St Andrew, at about 12:30 p.m.

Checks revealed approximately 100 pounds of compressed ganja among the shipment.

The ganja has an estimated street value of $400,000, according to the police.

No one was arrested in connection with the seizure.

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