Man, Woman Charged For Attempting To Import Cocaine And Police Seize Ganja In St Elizabeth

Police have charged a man and a woman for attempting to import cocaine into Jamaica.

Detectives from the Narcotics division charged the two for breaches of the Dangerous Drug Act, at the Norman Manley International Airport on Friday, August 3.

They are: 58-year-old Miriam Thompson, higgler of Norwood, St. James and
56-year-old Edson Berry, construction worker, of Portmore in St. Catherine.

Reports are that on Sunday, July 29, 2018 about 4:00 a.m., Thompson and Berry arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport on a flight from Guyana.
They were screened during a security screening and were subsequently taken to hospital where Berry expelled 68 homemade capsules weighting approximately 2 pounds and Thompson seventy-one weighting about 2.1 pounds all containing cocaine.

They were subsequently charged for: importing cocaine, possession of cocaine and dealing in cocaine.

The drugs seized has an estimated street value of J$2.6 million.

Thompson and Berry are scheduled to appear in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court on Wednesday, August 8.

Meantime, in a separate matter, narcotics police have commenced investigations into the seizure of approximately 400 pounds of compressed ganja that was seized in Spice Grove, St. Elizabeth on Thursday, August 2.

Reports are that about 9:30 p.m., Police were on operation in the community when they found seven knitted bags containing forty-eight parcels, each with compressed ganja. The drug was seized and an investigation launched. The drugs has an estimated street value of $1.6 million dollar.

The Narcotics Police are appealing to anyone with information about this seizure to contact them at 923-5729,Police 119 emergency number or the nearest Police Station.

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