Haitian arrested for ganja smuggling in St Catherine

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Police say they have arrested a 22-year-old Haitian after he attempted to smuggle 1600 pounds of ganja with an estimated street value of over J$6.5 million.
He has been identified as Love Darlen's Felix otherwise called 'Odian Powell'.

The Haitian was charged with possession of ganja, dealing in ganja, taking steps preparatory to export ganja and illegal entry into Jamaica.

Reports are that the accused was taken into custody during an anti-narcotics operation along the Hellshire coast-line, vicinity of the old Shrimp Factory, in St Catherine. Thirty-five knitted bags and two buckets were found containing the compressed ganja.

Police report that a Haitian passport in the name of Love Darlen's Felix was found in a bucket amongst the drugs and prior to the find the accused gave his name as Odian Powell.

The police added that further investigation revealed that the accused didn't arrive in Jamaica through a legitimate port of entry and was in the process of going back to Haiti with the drug.
He was brought before the court and was remanded until Tuesday, November 21.

Police continue to investigate the matter.

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