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Bahamian to appear in court

Published:Thursday | May 1, 2008 | 12:15 PM

The pilot of a plane believed to have been on a ganja mission who was held by police in Clarendon on Tuesday is to appear in the May Pen Resident Magistrate’s court today.



The man has been identified as Jimmy Johnson of the Bahamas.



Johnson has been charged with illegal landing and illegal entry into Jamaica.



The aircraft was discovered on an abandoned airstrip shortly after 8 Tuesday morning during a joint police/military operation.



The police said five people ran away from the aircraft on their approach.



According to the police, a search was carried out in the community of Gimme-mi-bit where Johnson was found hiding inside a house under a bed.



The police said Johnson was charged after he failed to give police a reason for landing the plane on the abandoned airstrip.