Men escape leaving car, 400 pounds of ganja behind

Detectives assigned to the Narcotics Division have made another seizure of approximately 400 pounds of compressed ganja at Barbary Hall district in St Elizabeth.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said reports are that, about 7:45pm on July 13, the law enforcers were conducting anti-narcotics operations in the community when they intercepted a white Toyota L Touring motorcar along the Barbary Hall main road.

“Two persons who were in the vehicle immediately ran from the car into nearby bushes and made good their escape,” the JCF explained.

“The car was searched and seven white knitted bags containing parcels of compressed ganja weighing about 400 pounds were found on the back seat and in the trunk. The car and the drugs were seized. The drug has an estimated street value of JA1.6 million.”

Detectives, in the meantime, said anyone with information about the seizure should contact them at 876-625-2617, police 119 emergency number, or the nearest police station.

Investigations are ongoing, said the JCF. File photo


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