Friday 27 November, 2020

59-y-o farmer among two held in '$2.8 m' ganja bust in Hanover

File photo of marijuana seized during a recent operation.

File photo of marijuana seized during a recent operation.

Police seized 445 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $2.8 million, a credit card grabber and a point of sale machine during an operation in Kendall district, Green Island in Hanover on Thursday, May 7.

Two persons, a 59-year-old farmer identified as Patrick Moseley, and Mabel Myrie, a 53-year-old vendor both of Kendal district in the parish were arrested and charged for possession and dealing in ganja and taking preparatory steps to export.

Reports are that between 5:00 a.m., and 8:00 a.m., police officers conducted a search of a property where two hundred and 77 bags containing the ganja, and other items were found.

Investigations are now being carried out into whether the credit card grabber and point of sale machine have been used to defraud anyone.

The seizure came two days after four persons - three men and a woman - were arrested in Manchester in connection with what has been labelled as the biggest ganja bust in Jamaica's history.

Approximately 8,700 pounds of compressed ganja with an estimated street value of $35 million was seized during searches at two premises in Spur Tree, Manchester on Monday, May 4 in a separate operation.



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