Pubdate: Sun, 08 Oct 2006
Source: Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)
Copyright: 2006 The Jamaica Observer Ltd,


A 60-year-old man of a Canada address has been arrested and charged 
in connection with the major September 29 drug bust at 18 Bay Farm 
Road, in which narcotics police, Operation Kingfish and the military 
seized 7,650lbs of compressed ganja.

Errol Anthony Morris, an electrician of Ontario, Canada is scheduled 
to appear before the Half-Way-Tree Resident Magistrate's court to 
answer charges of possession of, dealing in and taking steps to 
export marijuana.

According to the police information arm, the Constabulary 
Communication Network (CCN), Morris was in the island visiting 
relatives when he was picked up by police, following an 
intelligence-led raid at the house where he was staying. Detectives 
investigating the incident said they had made significant progress in 
the case but that were seeking another man, said to be Morris' 
relative, in connection with the seizure.

Narcotics police said that the ganja, which weighed 1,760lbs, more 
than the 5,890 lbs of contraband confiscated at Elletson Road three 
nights prior to that, was destined for export and that the two cases 
were linked to the drugs-for-gun trade between Jamaica and its French 
Caribbean neighbour, Haiti.

The drugs had a street value of approximately $30 million on the 
local market and almost US$23 million overseas. In the September 29 
raid, the joint security forces found 170 carton boxes of the 
compressed ganja along with a considerable quantity of pharmaceutical 
drugs, including the male impotence pill, Viagra.
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