Saturday 8 August, 2020

Westmoreland farmer ‘held with $3.2m worth of ganja in St Mary’

A 52-year-old Westmoreland farmer is to answer to charges related to breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act after he was arrested on the Oracabessa main road in St Mary on Wednesday, July 1.

Reports are that about 8:00 a.m., law enforcers from the Area 2 Narcotics Team were on operation in the area, when they saw the Westmoreland man driving a Toyota Hiace minibus along the roadway.

He was signalled to stop and he complied.

Both his person and the vehicle were searched and 16 knitted bags of compressed ganja weighing approximately 813 pounds were reportedly found inside the vehicle.

The illicit drug has an estimated street value of $3.2 million.

The farmer’s identity is being withheld pending further investigation, and the date for his appearance in court is being finalised by the police.

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