Jamaica Crime News, St Thomas: Ganja Seizure in St. Thomas – A team of officers assigned to the St. Thomas Police Division arrested and charged one man for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act on Friday, May 24.
He is 29-year-old Raynor Montaque of Codian Drive, Angels Estate in St. Catherine.
Reports from the Morant Bay Police are that about 6:00 p.m., lawmen conducted an operation in Retreat Cove in the parish during which a premises occupied by Montaque was searched and 35 packages of compressed ganja weighing approximately 175 pounds were found wrapped in masking tape.
A further search of the premises revealed seven 25-gallon plastic drums filled with gasoline.
Montaque was subsequently arrested and charged with possession of ganja, dealing in and taking steps to export ganja.
The illicit drug has an estimated street value of J$875,000.
He is scheduled to appear before the St. Thomas Parish Court on Wednesday, May 29.
The investigation continues.