$16-M Worth of Ganja Seized At Wharf

Police seized over $16 million worth of ganja and arrested a man in operations at Kingston Terminals today, Friday, March 9. Police said over 4,000 pounds of ganja was seized.

Charged under the Dangerous Drugs Act (DDA) is 25-year-old Ravando Allen, truck driver of Kingston.

He was charged with: Possession of ganja, dealing in ganja, conveyance and conspiracy to export ganja.

Police report that about 9:30 a.m., Friday, routine checks were being made at the terminal when a container was seen with non-genuine seals. The Police were contacted and the container searched. The search yielded thirty-seven bags containing a total of 747 parcels of compressed ganja weighing approximately 4083 pounds (1852 kilograms). The illicit drug has an estimated street value of $16,332,000.

Further investigations led the Police to Allen who was taken into custody. He was interviewed in the presence of his lawyer and formally charged for breaching the DDA.

He is scheduled to appear before the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court on Wednesday, March 14.


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