Latest News

Haitian, two Jamaicans charged after drug bust at sea

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Print this page Email A Friend!


WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The police have charged the three men who were nabbed with ganja aboard a vessel that was intercepted by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard off the coast of White House, Westmoreland last Thursday.

Read: Haitian, two Jamaicans nabbed in drug bust at sea

The men have been identified as 39-year-old Guy Robert Joseph a farmer from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti and Montpelier, Westmoreland; Orlando Sangster, 39, fisherman of Barbary Hall, St Elizabeth and 21-year-old Renaldo Seaton, labourer of Middle Quarters, St Elizabeth.

JDF said approximately 765 pounds of compressed marijuana were found in five packages that were thrown overboard the vessel and another 11 that were still on board.

The seizure and arrest is strongly suspected to be connected to the ongoing guns-for-drugs trade between Jamaican and Haitian criminals,“ the JDF said.

Joseph, Sangster and Seaton are each charged with possession of ganja; dealing in ganja; taking steps preparatory to export ganja; use of conveyance and conspiracy.

Joseph was also charged with illegal entry, as police said investigations revealed that he arrived in the island 10 years ago by boat, illegally.

They are scheduled to appear before the Westmorland Parish Court next Tuesday.

Lawmen said the illicit drug has an estimated street value of $3,048,000.00.

ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT