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Jamaica: Portland massive ganja seizure valued at $8 million

The Portland Police say last night’s massive haul of approximately 3,000 pounds of ganja at a beach in Bryan’s Bay has an estimated street value of $8 million.

The discovery was made shortly after 9:00 p.m. when the police, acting on information, swooped down on a beach occupied by fisherfolk, which is next door to the Shan-Shy beach complex, and found the compressed ganja wrapped in parcels.

“I have every reason to believe that this drug was destined for Haiti,” said Duane Wellington, the commanding officer in charge of the Portland Police Division.

“All indications point to just that and this is a major dent in their operations. It is a large haul and we will not relent in our efforts to put a lid on crime in this parish. No doubt this drug was on the verge of being transported to Haiti by some local fishermen. The entire sea coast is now under scrutiny as we believe that it is a major transshipment point for drugs and guns,” Wellington added.

Meantime, businesswoman, Charmaine Ming, who operates the Shan-Shy beach complex, said that she was taken aback by the news of the ganja seizure.

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