Antiguan football officials charged for ganja possession
The two Antiguan football officials arrested in relation to the seizure of a quantity of ganja are to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today.
Forty-nine-year-old football coach Derrick Edwards and 48-year-old equipment coordinator Danny Benjamin were charged last evening with possession of ganja, dealing in ganja, taking steps preparatory to export ganja and conspiracy.
The police say they were charged after being interviewed in the presence of their attorneys.
The Antiguans were arrested on Monday at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.
The police say during security checks anomalies were observed in a black travelling bag that Edwards had checked in.
They say the bag was searched in his presence and four pounds of compressed ganja were found concealed in a section of a knapsack which was inside the bag.
The ganja has an estimated value of $16,000.
Both men were subsequently arrested.