Man arrested, over 100 pounds of ganja seized in St Thomas
A team of officers assigned to the St. Thomas Police Division arrested and charged one man for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act after he was reportedly caught with over 170 pounds of marijuana in his possession on Friday, May 24.
Reports from the Morant Bay Police are that about 6:00 p.m., lawmen conducted an operation in Retreat Cove in the parish during which premises occupied by Raynor Montaque, a 29-year-old resident of Codian Drive, Angels Estate, St. Catherine was searched.
Police said that 35 packages of compressed ganja weighing approximately 175 pounds were found wrapped in masking tape. A further search of the premises revealed seven 25-gallon plastic drums filled with gasoline.
Montaque was subsequently arrested and charged with possession of ganja, dealing in and taking steps to export ganja.
Police said the illicit drug has an estimated street value of JMD 875,000.
Montaque is scheduled to appear before the St. Thomas Parish Court on Wednesday, May 29.
The investigation continues.