Detectives attached to the Narcotics Division have arrested a truck driver under the Dangerous Drugs Act (DDA) following the seizure of over $16 million worth of ganja at the Kingston Terminal in Kingston on Friday, March 09.
Charged is 25-year-old Ravando Allen, truck driver of a Kingston 11 address.
He was charged with: possession of ganja, dealing in ganja, conveyance, conspiracy to export ganja
Reports are that about 9:30 a.m., routine checks were being made at the terminal when a container was seen with non-genuine seals. The Police were contacted and the container searched.
The search yielded thirty-seven bags containing a total of 747 parcels of compressed ganja weighing approximately 4083 pounds (1852 kilograms). The illicit drug has an estimated street value of $16,332,000 JMD.
Further investigations led the police to Allen who was taken into custody. He was interviewed in the presence of his lawyer and formally charged for breaching the DDA.
He is scheduled to appear before the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court on Wednesday, March 14.
Investigations are still ongoing.