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52-year-old cabby caught with $2.2m worth of ganja charged

Published:Friday | February 10, 2017 | 1:07 PM

Clarendon taxi operator, 52-year-old Patrick Phillips, has been charged by the police after allegedly being held with 445 pounds of ganja.

The police say the ganja has an estimated street value of $2.2 million.

Phillips, who is from Baptist Street, Hayes in Clarendon, is charged with illegal possession, dealing in and taking steps to transport ganja and is to appear in the Spanish Town Criminal Court on Tuesday.

The police say Phillips was held yesterday afternoon by detectives assigned to the Narcotics Division and the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation on the Hellshire main road in St Catherine.

The police say a team was in the area when they intercepted a Toyota Corolla motor car which was being driven by a man.

They say the man was accosted, the vehicle searched and bags containing compressed ganja were allegedly found in his possession.

He was arrested and subsequently charged.