Police say killed St Bess men traded drugs for guns
The four men are:
Kenrick Bennett of Parottee, St. Elizabeth
Rohan Barrett of Tivoli Gardens, Kingston
Carlington Wallace of New Town St. Elizabeth; and
Turine Wallace also of New Town St. Elizabeth
According to the police two 9mm pistols and seven rounds of ammunition were seized at the incident scene.
Police say that Bennett otherwise called ‘Guns’ along with other men were detained on July 5, 2007 by Cuban authorities after they were caught in Cuban waters with seven 9mm pistols, three revolvers and 1170 rounds of ammunition.
The men were returning from Haiti where they had gone to trade 2,000 pounds of marijuana for weapons and ammunition.
Bennett and the other men were subsequently returned to Jamaica and all were charged with conspiracy to transport firearms to Jamaica and conspiracy to export marijuana.
The case was adjourned sine-die as the main prosecution witness could not found to give testimony.
The police say they strongly believe that Bennett, Barrett, and the two Wallaces were involved in the guns for drug trade with Haiti.
The fatal shootings were reported to the Independent Commission of Investigations, the police reported.