Sunday 21 July, 2019

JCF credits its operatives for businessman’s $8m cocaine conviction

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has commended the Police Narcotics Division and personnel at the force’s Technical Services Division for the successful conviction of a Hanover businessman on cocaine-related charges.

The case dates back to 2017 when detectives from the Narcotics Division arrested and charged the man after he was found in possession of cocaine along the Cave main road in Westmoreland on Thursday, June 28 that year.

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 32-year-old Denmark McGhie, a businessman of Welcome, Hanover was convicted in the Westmoreland Parish Court for the offences of possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine and attempting to export cocaine.

He is to be sentenced on Friday, April 5.

Reports are that on June 28, 2017 at about 6:45 p.m., McGhie was travelling along the mentioned roadway when he was stopped and searched by the police. During the search, seven parcels containing 17 pounds of cocaine were found. The illicit drug had an estimated street value of $8 million.

“The successful conclusion of this case is a result of the meticulous work of the Narcotics Police and personnel at the Technical Services Division, as forensic evidence was a critical feature during the investigation,” said the JCF in a release on Wednesday.

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