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Panamanian musician held with ganja at airport - police

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 1:02 PM

A Panamanian musician is facing drug charges after he was allegedly held with a small quantity of ganja at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James.

He has been identified as Maurice Larman, 53, of Panama City, Panama.

The police Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) says Larman has been charged with possession of, dealing in and attempting to export ganja.

He is scheduled to appear before the St James Parish Court next Wednesday.

According to reports, Larman was about to board a flight destined for Panama when he was stopped and his suitcase searched by members of the Narcotics Police Division.

The police say during the search, a false compartment was found with six packages of ganja weighing approximately seven and a half pounds.

The drug has a street value of $30, 000.

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