Cocaine dealers arrested
Four men are to appear in the Buff Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court tomorrow after they were arrested and charged yesterday in connection with the seizure of two kilograms of cocaine.
They are Oniel Mitchell, 33, a mason of Union district, Dwayne Brown, 22, a labourer of Black Hill, Damion Johnson, 23, a labourer of Dolphin Bay and Edwin Edwards, 42, of Vineyard Town in Kingston.
They were charged by the Portland Special Squad with possession of, dealing in and trafficking cocaine.
The Constabulary Communication Network’s (CCN) liaison officer for the parish, Sergeant Dwayne Campbell, said the men were travelling in a white Toyota mini bus along the Folly main road in Port Antonio around 6.30 p.m. yesterday.
He said members of the Special Squad, who were conducting a spot check, signalled the vehicle to stop and the driver complied.
Campbell said during a search of the vehicle two parcels wrapped with brown masking tape were found in a black bag.
He said the parcels were cut open and a white powdery substance resembling cocaine and weighing approximately 2 kilograms, were discovered.
The police said the drug has an estimated street value of $800,000.