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More than 200lbs of ganja seized over the weekend

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2013 | 9:43 AM

The police are reporting that the Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division (TCND) seized more than 200lbs of ganja and a substantial amount of cocaine during several operations across the island over the weekend.



On Friday May 10, Jamie-Ann Ritman of a Clarendon address was arrested after one pound of cocaine was found hidden in compartments on her underwear.



She attempted to smuggle cocaine into Miami, from the Norman Manley International Airport.



Ritman was subsequently charged with unlawful possession of cocaine, and attempting to export cocaine.



The same day at the airport, three British nationals – Keith Kelly, Rennae Barned-Henriques and Jahrie Silvera – were apprehended when a total of 1.25lbs of powdered cocaine and 15 bottles of liquid cocaine were found in their luggage as they attempted to board a flight to England.



All three are charged with unlawful possession of cocaine, and attempting to export cocaine.



In an operation on Queens Drive in Montego Bay, St James 5.45lbs of cocaine was seized and Anton Scott was arrested in connection with the seizure.



Scott is charged with unlawful possession of cocaine and unlawful dealing in cocaine.



Also on Friday, Patrick Thompson was arrested after 7.48lbs of cocaine was seized during an operation on Norwood Road in Kingston.



Thompson was charged with unlawful possession of cocaine and unlawful dealing in cocaine.



On Sunday, May 12, 46-year-old Barrington McKay of Cottage District in St Ann was arrested after 63lbs of reaped ganja was seized and destroyed more than half an acre of the illegal substance destroyed during an operation at a premises in the community.



McKay was subsequently charged for possession and dealing in ganja and is scheduled to appear before the St Ann’s Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court on June 4.



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