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Police seize just under $90,000 worth of ganja, arrest four people in one week

Friday, December 06, 2013 | 7:41 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Police this week seized just under $90,000 worth of ganja and arrested four people after three attempts to export the illicit product through the nation's ports.

Reports from the Constabulary Communication Network (CCN) are that two of the seizures were made Thursday, mere hours apart.

The first was made about 9:45 am when a parcel that was destined for the Turks and Caicos Islands was searched and three tins containing just under five pounds of compressed ganja were seized. One man and a woman were taken into custody in connection with the find.

About 1:30 pm, two knapsacks were checked in for a flight destined for Curacao. The bags were searched and about 6.5 pounds of ganja found, along with $52,500.00. One man was arrested.

The police also say that these two seizures follow another seizure on Monday, December 2, in which the luggage of a man who was about to board a flight destined for Barbados was searched and ganja weighing a little over six pounds found. He too, was taken into custody.

The police say the drugs seized have a cumulative street value of $87,500.

The identities of those arrested are being withheld pending further investigations.

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