KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Former Reggae Boy and current Tranmere Rovers FC defender Ian 'Pepe' Goodison -- one of six men arrested as part of a football spot-fixing investigation -- remains in police custody in the United Kingdom, OBESERVER ONLINE has learned.
According to reports in the British media, Goodison is ...more »
ROSE HALL, St James — Three people, including a Bahamian, were yesterday held in an operation by members of the Area One Transnational Crime and Narcotic Division in connection with the seizure of almost 2,700 pounds of compressed ganja, valued at approximately $27 million.
Police say the drugs were destined for the guns-for-drugs trade, but gave no details.
According to the constabulary, the three were aboard a white Toyota bus which was intercepted in the vicinity of the Barrett Hall beach in St James. The vehicle was searched and compressed ganja, weighing 2,695 lbs, was found in 72 knitted bags and a black travelling bag. The occupants of the vehicle were subsequently taken into custody, pending further investigation.
According to Sergeant Peter Salkey, Constabulary Communication Network liaison officer for St James, investigators have since been on the lookout for a vessel which was expected to transport the weed.
Several bags of compressed ganja seized during a police operation in St James yesterday. (Photo: Horace Hines)
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