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Men on ganja rap remanded

Friday, August 31, 2012    

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TWO men who were recently arrested following the seizure of almost1,200 pounds of ganja in Kingston were Wednesday remanded in custody when they appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.

Curtis Richards, a driver and racehorse groom of Duhaney Par in St Andrew and Kirk Watson were taken into custody on August 10 and charged with possession of ganja, dealing in ganja, taking steps to export ganja and conspiracy to export ganja after police raided premises on Westminster Road and found 1,198 pounds of the drug.

The matter was, however, rescheduled for mention on September 12 when they appeared in court Wednesday. Richards, who had a $500,000 bail, was remanded into custody along with Watson.

According to the police, Watson was allegedly found in the back of a truck with several knitted bags containing the drug, while Richards was allegedly seen standing near a motor car. Another man who was inside the car reportedly ran.

According to the police, Watson, when cautioned, said that he was asked to transport the drug to St Mary, while Richards, said that he was asked by the man who ran from the car to buy cigarettes.

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