Saturday, May 09, 2020

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MANCHESTER, Jamaica— The police have charged two of the four individuals who were arrested in connection with the seizure of $35 million worth of ganja in the Spur Tree district of Manchester on Monday, May 4.

According to the police, 60-year-old Keith McLean and 29-year-old businessman Leon Crowal Jr, were charged on Friday, with possession of ganja, taking steps preparatory to export ganja, dealing in ganja, conspiracy and using premises for storage of ganja.

The police said the men were arrested about 8:45 pm, following coordinated operations at two premises in the area.

During the search of the premises, the police seized approximately 8,700 pounds of compressed ganja with an estimated street value of $35 million. One motor vehicle was also seized.

McLean and Crowal Jr are scheduled to appear before the Manchester Parish Court on Tuesday, May 12.

The police also renewed their appeal for person of interest, Leon Crowal Snr to turn himself in.

Crowal Snr is asked to make contact with detectives at the Area Three Narcotics facility at 38B DeCarteret Road in Mandeville, Manchester by 10:00 am on Sunday, May 10.

Additionally, anyone knowing his whereabouts is being asked to contact the Narcotics Police at 876-923-5729, Crime Stop at 311, Police 119 emergency number or the nearest police station.

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