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Jamaicans, Costa Ricans remanded on drug charges

Published:Monday | June 24, 2013 | 6:16 PM

Launtia Cuff, Gleaner Writer

Three Jamaicans and three Costa Ricans were today remanded when they appeared in the Santa Cruz Resident Magistrate's Court on drug-related charges.

The three Jamaicans are 33-year-old Romaina Roye of Morningside, St Elizabeth; 29-year-old Fitzroy McLeod of Old Harbour, St Catherine; and 27-year-old Aaron Dixon of Toll Gate, Clarendon.

The Costa Ricans are 48-year-old Harris Campbell Walton, 47-year-old Learnard Dean Berry and 32-year-old Carlton Francios Gomes Cartes.

The men are charged with possession of, dealing in, taking steps to export, conspiracy to export and using premises for storage and distribution of ganja.

It's reported that on June 17, Area Three police and detectives from the Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division took the men into custody following the seizure of approximately half ton of cured compressed ganja from a tank at a house in Morningside.

Six-hundred gallons of gasoline were also seized.

The six are to return to court on July 22.


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