Tag: drug crime

Senior citizen arrested on cocaine charges

Senior citizen arrested on cocaine charges

| 16/08/2021

(CNS): A 67-year-old man from West Bay has been arrested for a number of offences, including possession of cocaine, after he was stopped by police in the district early Sunday morning. Police said they had cause to arrest the man over driving offences at around 6:15 in the morning but after searching him, they found […]

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Man arrested after dodging police over drugs & gun

Man arrested after dodging police over drugs & gun

| 09/08/2021

(CNS): A 22-year-old man from George Town was charged on Monday with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit an offence as well as possession of cocaine and ganja. He was arrested ten days after he ran away from the police officers who pulled over the car he was driving on School Road, […]

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Second officer arrested for jail house drug dealing

Second officer arrested for jail house drug dealing

| 15/07/2021

(CNS): A second prison officer in just over a month has been arrested on suspicion of drug related crimes. The prison management at HMP Northward reported the discovery of ganja to the police at 6am this morning after a male officer had been searched on his way into work and packages of the drugs found. […]

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Prison officer accused of dealing ganja in jail

Prison officer accused of dealing ganja in jail

| 09/06/2021

(CNS): A prison officer has been arrested and is currently in police custody accused of smuggling ganja into HMP Northward to sell to inmates. The 36-year-old man was arrested by police after they received a report from Prison Director Steve Barrett at around 6am today, 9 June.

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Police seize 800lbs ganja in local busts

Police seize 800lbs ganja in local busts

| 07/05/2021

(CNS): Following a number of local drug busts at homes and on the road last month, police have seized around 800lbs of ganja and arrested six people, five of whom have been charged with drug dealing offences. The ganja was found in three separate incidents. In the first, two vehicles were searched in East End. […]

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Coastguard hauls over 700lbs of ganja from sea

Coastguard hauls over 700lbs of ganja from sea

| 24/03/2021

(CNS): Two local men have been arrested following a drug operation this week in which the police helicopter spotted and interrupted what appeared to be a drug transfer at sea between a local boat and a Jamaican canoe. The RCIPS said that the Air Operations Unit was conducting security patrols Monday afternoon when the spotted […]

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Police stumble upon 600lbs of ganja in George Town

Police stumble upon 600lbs of ganja in George Town

| 24/03/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS) Officers making checks in South Church Street, George Town, early Saturday morning came across 600lbs of ganja in black plastic garbage bags. The RCIPS said that officers conducted a search in and around the area where they had stumbled upon the significant drug haul but no one was found and no arrests were made. […]

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Cops pepper spray man resisting arrest

Cops pepper spray man resisting arrest

| 15/03/2021

(CNS): RCIPS officers used oleoresin capsicum (OC), aka pepper spray, on a 21-year-old man who resisted arrest at around 10pm on Sunday night. Responding to a report of suspicious activity on Ashgo Street in George Town, the officers approached three young men, one of whom was a juvenile, who were standing near to a vehicle. […]

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Co-conspirator accuses local in guns-ganja case

Co-conspirator accuses local in guns-ganja case

| 02/03/2021

(CNS): Dencle Vic Barnes (50) from George Town has been charged with serious firearms and drug offences based on evidence given by his alleged co-conspirator in a case based on a discovery by police at Spotts Beach last year. Barnes is facing a number of charges relating to the importation of 45lbs of ganja and […]

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Cops crash into house during  bust

Cops crash into house during bust

| 01/03/2021 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Another police vehicle ended up in the shop last week after an officer crashed it into a house during a George Town drug bust. This is the sixth police vehicle in the last month to be involved in a collision and comes against the backdrop of officers clamping down on traffic violations and drunk […]

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Man charged over guns and drugs found in canoe

Man charged over guns and drugs found in canoe

| 26/02/2021

(CNS): Police have now charged a 50-year-old George Town man with drug and gun offences in relation to a coastline bust last May. The man is the second person to be charged in connection with the case, where a Jamaican canoe was spotted by police in the Spotts Beach area off Shamrock Road at around […]

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