UPDATE: Three charged in seizure of ganja worth $11m

Monday, November 20, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Three men, who were arrested in connection with the seizure of over 11 million dollars' worth of ganja last Thursday, have been charged by the police.

They have been identified as:

1. Marlon Williams, 41, a truck driver/businessman of Passagefort, St Catherine

2. Thirty-seven-year old Gerard Samuels, a taxi driver of Lacovia, St Elizabeth

3. Calvin Robinson, 41, a farmer of West Cumberland, St Catherine

The three men were arrested about 8:00 pm, on Grange Lane in connection with the seizure of 2220 pounds of ganja, which has an estimated street value of $11,100,000. A Toyota Noah minivan was also seized.

Read: Ganja valuing $11m seized in St Catherine, three men arrested

Williams was charged with possession of ganja, dealing in ganja, taking steps preparatory to export ganja, and using premises for the storage of ganja, while Samuels and Robinson were charged jointly with possession of ganja, taking steps preparatory to export ganja, dealing in ganja, trafficking ganja and conspiracy. Robinson is facing an additional charge of money laundering.

Meanwhile, detectives have revealed that subsequent operations conducted in support of their probe led to the seizure of nine cellular phones and cash exceeding J$200,000.

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