Three Jamaicans charged over 300lb ganja haul

| 01/02/2013

(CNS): Police have now charged three Jamaican nationals who were all arrested last week (22 January ) following the interception of a drug canoe in East End. An RCIPS spokesperson confirmed that the men aged 57, 44 and 43-years-old men have been charged with importation of ganja and possession of ganja with intent to supply.  The men have already appeared in court charged with immigration offences and currently remain on remand as they await their next court appearance on Tuesday in connection with the drug offences. Police said they recovered 300lbs of ganja during the operation as well as ammunition.

Officers from the Marine Unit intercepted the boat at about 9:40pm on 22 January.  Officers on patrol aboard Niven D in the waters off the coast of East End spotted a canoe inside the reef and immediately initiated a land, air and sea operation involving officers from the Eastern Districts, the Uniform Support Group and the RCIPS Air Operations Unit. As the drugs boat landed, officers chased and arrested the three Jamaican nationals who had been on board the canoe.

Category: Crime