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Joint Marine Unit Intercepts Drug Canoe

Joint Marine Unit Intercepts Drug Canoe

15th March, 2018 Police Headlines

Just after 11:00PM last night, 14 March, the Joint Marine Unit, whilst on coastal patrol, intercepted a canoe in the South Sound area with 3 souls on board. With the assistance of the Air Operations Unit, a search of the vessel and nearby waters was conducted and several bags containing large amounts of ganja were recovered, along with a revolver handgun and five (5) live rounds of ammunition. The bags are currently awaiting forensic examination, after which a weight can be provided.

All three (3) men, ages 34, 40 and 45, of Jamaica, were arrested on suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm, illegal landing, being concerned in the importation of ganja, and several other related offenses.

They were all taken into police custody where they remain pending further investigation.

Attached are photographs of the vessel and its contents.