More ganja, cash, guns, ammo and vehicles seized in Westmoreland

More ganja, cash, guns, ammo and vehicles seized in Westmoreland

Two men arrested

Jamaica Observer

Friday, February 24, 2012

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COPS from the Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division (TCND) yesterday seized a large quantity of ganja, several rounds of ammunition and two illegal firearms during an operation in Old Hope district, Little London, Westmoreland.

The cops also seized three motor cars and a quantity of cash as well as arrested two persons in relation to the bust.

Their identities are however being withheld pending further investigations.

Police report that between 6:00 am and midday, the team of officers went to premises in the area and conducted a search. Their search yielded 154 pounds of compressed ganja, 82.5 pounds of loose ganja, 15 pounds of ganja seeds, more than 490 assorted rounds of ammunition, two illegal firearms as well as three motor vehicles – a Mercedes Benz, a Toyota Station Wagon 4Runner and a Land Rover Pick-up. The team also found and destroyed a half acre of fully grown ganja.

The lawmen also seized two equipment used to compress ganja, US$9,980 and J$10,000.

The firearms seized were a Benelli 12-gauge M2 semi-automatic shotgun and a .38 Special Taurus Revolver. Among the assorted rounds seized were:

  • Thirty-three 5.56 calibre rounds;
  • Ninety-seven 12-gauge rounds;
  • Nineteen 20-gauge rounds;
  • Two 9 mm rounds;
  • Two .380 rounds;
  • One hundred and twenty-seven .38 special cartridges;
  • 29 wadcutter .38 special rounds; and
  • One hundred and twenty four (124) 12-gauge cartridges.

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