Jamaicans named in $Million Drug Bust

Fifty-six-year-old McLean Noel Joahill of Westmoreland, Karla Joanna Doeman, 23, of Hanover, Craig O’Neal Johnson, 31, of Westmoreland and Sidique Kirmani Reid, 31, of St James were nabbed when police executed a search warrant at a Hodges Bay residence Friday night and found 2,600 pounds of cannabis.

The quartet faces charges of possession, possession with intent to supply, and transfer of the illegal substance.

Two firearms with matching ammunition, and large sums of Eastern Caribbean and United States currency were sized in the operation.

The police also confiscated a motor van and a speedboat believed to be involved in the incident.

The possibilities of money laundering charges, police said, are also imminent, as financial investigations were launched into the matter.

“The police in their quest to stem the flow of illegal drugs in and out of the country, as well as to rid the country of illegal firearms and ammunition, have to date seized millions of dollars’ worth of drugs, and have also removed well over 20 firearms and approximately 2,000 rounds of ammunition off the streets,” the police release said.

Meanwhile, lawmen said they have no one in custody in connection with the raid from two separate fields in Glanvilles that netted 2,500 cannabis plants, yesterday morning.

The seizure of the cannabis plants was made by the Police Rapid Response Unit.


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