Two of the four persons who were arrested in connection with the ganja seized in Spur Tree district, Manchester on Monday, May 4 have been charged for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act.
They are 60-year-old Keith McLean, a mason and 29-year-old Leon Crowal Jr, a businessman both of Spur Tree district, Manchester.
McLean and Crowal Jr were charged on Friday, May 8 with Possession of Ganja, Taking Steps Preparatory to Export Ganja, Dealing in Ganja, Conspiracy and Using Premises for Storage of Ganja.
The men were arrested following coordinated operations at two premises in the area about 8:45 p.m. During the search of the premises, approximately 8,700 pounds of compressed ganja were seized. The estimated street value of the illicit drug is JMD 35 million. One motor vehicle was also seized in the incident.
McLean and Crowal Jr are scheduled to appear before the Manchester Parish Court on Tuesday, May 12.
Meanwhile, the Police are renewing their appeal for Person of Interest Leon Crowal Snr. to turn himself in.
Crowal Snr is being asked to make contact with detectives at the Area Three Narcotics facility at 38B DeCarteret Road in Mandeville, Manchester by 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 10.
Additionally, anyone knowing his whereabouts is being asked to contact the Narcotics Police at 876-923-5729, Crime Stop at 311, Police 119 emergency number or the nearest police station.