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Car chase ends with multimillion-$ ganja find

Saturday, November 18, 2017

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THE pursuit of a driver who refused to stop when signalled by the police on Thursday led to the seizure of $11 million worth of marijuana in Gregory Park, St Catherine.

In fact, the persistence of the police officers also resulted in the arrest of three men. The identities have not been released.

A release from the police Corporate Communications Unit said about 8:00 pm Thursday, a team of officers signalled the driver of a Toyota Noah motor vehicle, that was travelling along Grange Lane, to stop. However, the police said the driver sped away.

According to the release, the motor vehicle was pursued and intercepted when the driver drove to a business establishment in the area and stopped.

The police said the team subsequently searched the vehicle and found 169 parcels of compressed ganja weighing 1,000 pounds. The premises was also searched and, according to the police, an additional 200 parcels of compressed ganja weighing 1,220 pounds were found.

Three men have been taken into custody and the motor vehicle seized.

Arrangements are now being made for the men to be questioned in the presence of their attorneys, the police said.

The 2,220 pounds of ganja seized have an estimated street value of $11,100,000, the police said.

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