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Ganja seized at Norman Manley Airport

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Ganja seized at Norman Manley Airport

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Officers assigned to the Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division (TCND), supported by the Canine Division and the Jamaica Customs’ Contraband Enforcement Team (CET) seized approximately 28 pounds of compressed ganja at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston on Tuesday. 
The police report that two men arrived at the facility with six buckets of what appeared to be paint. The items were examined and the buckets were found to contain compressed ganja. Two men were arrested and the illegal drug and a van transporting them seized by the police.
The drug, which has a street value of approximately J$98 000 (JA$1 = US$112.55) was destined for Antigua.
According to the police this incident brings the total ganja and cocaine seized over the past seven days to 1 779 pounds valued at J$6.028 million and 20.4 pounds valued at J$11 million respectively.
Six people have been arrested by the TCND for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act over the period. (Jamaica Observer)