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Airport worker charged after attempting to export ganja

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2016 | 4:16 PM

Narcotics detectives have charged a woman employed to an aviation services company based at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, in relation to the seizure of approximately $400,000 worth of ganja at the facility last month.

The police say Latoya Williams was charged with possession of ganja, dealing in ganja, taking steps to export ganja and conspiracy to export ganja.

The police say on August 11 authorities at the airport noticed irregularities with a luggage marked for departure.

Lawmen were alerted and a subsequent search revealed 12 parcels of compressed ganja weighing 61 pounds.

Further checks revealed that the bag did not belong to any passenger and it is alleged that Williams was helping to move the drug out of the country.

She is scheduled to appear in the St James Parish Court next Thursday.