Antigua football officials freed of drug charges

Thursday, June 14, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The two Antiguan football officials who were arrested on ganja-related charges were today freed in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.

The two members of the Antigua and Barbuda football team, assistant coach Derrick Edwards, 49, and equipment coordinator Danny Benjamin, 48, were freed of possession of ganja, dealing in ganja, taking steps to export ganja and conspiracy.

The duo were freed after the prosecutor indicated that they did not have sufficient evidence to prove their guilt.

They were arrested at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on April 26 after their luggage was searched and 3.6 pounds of ganja found.

The ganja was reportedly detected in one of their checked luggage during X-ray examination. Subsequently, their bags were searched in their presence and two rectangular packages with ganja were found in a false compartment in a backpack in the bag.

The men were travelling home with the Antigua and Barbuda football team after its 1-1 draw with Jamaica at Sabina Park the day before.

Tanesha Mundle

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