Continued diligence by the Narcotics Police resulted in another multi-million dollar ganja seizure in Manchester on Thursday, April 22, bringing the total value of drugs seized by the lawmen in the parish since Wednesday, April 21 to just under nine million dollars.
On Thursday, more than five million dollars worth of ganja was seized in Spalding, Manchester. Reports are that about 6:40 p.m. the Narcotics Police—supported by members of the Manchester Division—were on anti-narcotics operations in the area when they intercepted a Nissan bus with one man aboard. During a search of the vehicle, they found 26 white knitted plastic bags, all containing compressed ganja. The combined weight of the drugs is approximately 1,379 pounds, with an estimated street value of J$5, 516,000.
The drugs and the bus were seized and the driver was taken into custody. His name is being withheld pending an interview in the presence of his attorney-at-law.
Less than 24 hours before, another anti-narcotics operation in New Forrest district, Manchester resulted in the seizure of 857 pounds of ganja worth an estimated J$3,428,000.
The Narcotics Police reportedly carried out the operation at about 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, with the support of the Manchester Operational Support Team. Two Nicaraguan men and a Jamaican man were arrested and sheets with the personal information of persons residing overseas were also seized in the operation.
The identities of the men arrested are being withheld.