A 52-year-old Westmoreland farmer is to face the court to answer to charges related to Breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act after he was arrested on the Oracabessa main road, St. Mary on Wednesday, July 01.
Reports are that about 8:00 a.m., lawmen assigned to the Area 2 Narcotics Division were on operation in the area when the saw the man driving a Toyota Hiace minibus along the roadway. He was signalled to stop and he complied. He was accosted, searched and a search of the vehicle was conducted.
Upon closer examination of the vehicle, sixteen knitted bags of compressed ganja weighing approximately 813 pounds were found inside the vehicle.
The illicit drug has an estimated street value of JMD 3.2 million.
His identity is being withheld pending further investigation and his court date is to be finalized.