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Two JDF soldiers arrested after gunfight with police in big ganja bust

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2020 | 9:53 AM
It is understood that around 9 p.m, narcotics police, acting on a tip, signalled a JDF minibus to stop, however, the occupants disobeyed and instead opened fire at the police.

Two Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) corporals are now in custody at the Lacovia Police Station in St Elizabeth after a gunfight last night when they were intercepted transporting more than 2,000 pounds of ganja.

The soldiers were held in Gutters near the St Elizabeth-Manchester border.

It is understood that around 9 p.m, narcotics police, acting on a tip, signalled a JDF minibus to stop, however, the occupants disobeyed and instead opened fire at the police. 

A shootout ensued during which the JDF service vehicle was damaged.

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IN PHOTO: Parcels of ganja seized by the police during last night's operation.

The soldiers were eventually apprehended.

Police sources say two firearms were taken from the soldiers and the ganja found in numerous parcels stacked inside the JDF service vehicle.

Investigators are at this hour at the Lacovia Police Station processing the ganja, which will be used as evidence in a criminal prosecution.

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