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Contractor arrested in $15 million St Thomas ganja bust

Published:Wednesday | June 26, 2019 | 12:00 AM

A 33-year-old haulage contractor from Lyssons, St Thomas remains in police custody in connection with Monday's seizure of ganja worth $15 million.

His name is being withheld pending charges after an interview in the presence of his attorney.

The police say during a joint operation with members of the Jamaica Defence Force, the contractor, driving a Hyundai truck, was intercepted along the Albion main road.

Sixty-nine knitted Bags containing compressed ganja were reportedly taken from the truck.

The drugs and the truck were immediately seized and the driver arrested.

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