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 1.
According to police reports are that about 8:00 a.m., lawmen assigned to the Area 2 Narcotics Division were conducting an operation in the area when they saw the man driving a Toyota Hiace mini-bus along the roadway. He was signaled to stop and he complied. He was accosted, searched and a search of the vehicle was conducted. During the search 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.