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Cops target guns, drugs in three parishes over Easter Weekend

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting success in Easter weekend operations that targeted illegal firearms and the illegal/unlicensed cultivation of marijuana in sections of Clarendon, Manchester and St Thomas.

According to the lawmen, one man was taken into custody on Saturday in Porus, Manchester after a search of the vehicle he was driving revealed several knitted bags containing ganja.

Meanwhile, officers in Havanna Heights, Clarendon reportedly seized a Smith-and-Wesson .38 revolver, six rounds of ammunition and 153 plastic parcels containing ganja on Sunday. Forty-three-year-old Clive Thomas, otherwise called 'Iron Tail, was arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, possession of ganja and dealing in ganja.

And, operational activities carried out by members of the Narcotics Division and Mobile Reserve, on Monday, resulted in the destruction of five acres of ganja at three separate locations in Yallahs, St Thomas. The police said ten pounds of ganja seeds were also destroyed.

The public is reminding that the cultivation of ganja by unlicensed individuals constitutes a breach of the Dangerous Drugs Act and lawmen are relentless in their efforts to ensure the dismantling of the guns-for-drugs trade.


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