Friday 24 November, 2017

Police sergeant among three busted with truck load of ganja in Hanover

Packages containing compressed ganja that were seized in a police operation along the Green Island main road in Hanover on Thursday.

Packages containing compressed ganja that were seized in a police operation along the Green Island main road in Hanover on Thursday.

A police sergeant is among three men who were arrested on Thursday night after they were found with a truck load of compressed ganja in Green Island, Hanover.

The accused cop is assigned to the Savanna-la-Mar police station in Westmoreland.

Reports are that a police team from the Narcotics Division was conducting an operation along the Green Island main road when a Toyota truck with three men aboard - including the police officer, who was in uniform - and a Nissan motor car with one occupant were observed parked along the roadway. 

On the approach of the cops, the occupant of the Nissan reportedly opened fire and escaped on foot, while the three men in the truck were apprehended and the vehicle searched.

The search of the truck reportedly revealed 2,000 pounds of compressed ganja.

The three men were taken into custody and are expected to be charged for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act on Friday.