Over 2,000 pounds of ganja worth $9.2m seized in St Elizabeth

Saturday, November 17, 2018

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ST ELIZABETH, JamaicaTwo men were arrested and charged following the seizure of over 2,000 pounds of ganja valued at $9.2 million in Black River, St Elizabeth on Wednesday, the police reported.

They are 43-year-old Winston Clarke, of Kilmarnock district and 42-year-old Grayson Forbes, a welder of New Market district, both in the parish.

The two have been charged under the Dangerous Drugs Act, with offences that include possession of ganja; dealing in ganja; taking steps preparatory to export ganja; use of conveyances; and conspiracy.

Reports are that on Wednesday lawmen were conducting operations on High Street, Black River, St Elizabeth about 7:15pm when they intercepted two motor vehicles driven by Clarke and Forbes.

Upon searching of the vehicles, several parcels of compressed ganja weighing approximately 2,313 pounds were seized. Both men were taken into custody, interviewed in the presence of their attorneys and were formally charged.

The men are scheduled to appear before the St Elizabeth Parish Court on Thursday, November 22.

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