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Cops seize 400lbs of ganja stuffed in car

Wednesday, February 12, 2014    

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POLICE seized close to 400 pounds of marijuana yesterday during an operation in Lakes Pen, St Catherine.

The weed, which police said had a street value of approximately $5 million, was packed inside a Toyota Camry, leaving space only for the driver, who led cops from the Ferry Police Station on a high-speed chase through sections of the volatile area.

"At about 7:00 am police patrolling the Lakes Pen main road saw a vehicle travelling along the road with several large bags," one cop told the Jamaica Observer.

Police say their suspicions were aroused when they were greeted with the strong scent of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

The driver ignored an order to stop and, when the car was eventually cornered, he fled.

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