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J'can trio in Cayman charged with list of crimes

Monday, March 12, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Three Jamaican men who were nabbed by Cayman authorities last week following the interdiction of a suspected drug canoe, are facing a long list of charges, including possession of an unlicensed gun and drug importation.

According to media reports, Owen Omar Reid, Fitzroy Ottey and Assad Adana Walker after a brief summary court appearance today, were remanded in custody until next week, when they are expected to answer the charges.

It is further reported that the men were rounded up around midnight on March 2 at sea after they tried to escape the officers on patrol.

The men were found to be carrying around 250 pounds of ganja, which was thrown overboard after the police began the chase.

A .38 caliber revolver handgun and 49 rounds of ammunition were also found aboard the canoe.

The three men all now face charges of being concerned in the importation of ganja and possession of ganja with intent to supply possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of an unlicensed firearm (ammunition).

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