(CMR) Four persons were arrested after a significant amount of vegetable matter believed to be ganja was seized at a Customs and Border Control (CBC) warehouse last week.
Reports are that on Thursday, 7 July, CBC officers, assisted by the RCIPS, carried out an operation at the CBC transit shed (warehouse) located on Owen Roberts Drive, George Town. The joint operation resulted in the recovery of the ganja.
The operation commenced with CBC Officers securing cargo of interest which was imported on Wednesday, 6 July. Following this, a joint operation with RCIPS officers resulted in the inspection of the shipment. During the process of inspection, the CBC K-9 made an indication on a particular pallet of goods, the contents which were closely inspected. Several large packages of ganja were recovered from the inspection, and each package contained smaller packets. The drugs were subsequently seized and secured.
Four men were arrested in relation to the operation. Three men, ages 23 and 52 of George Town and one age 27 of West Bay, were arrested on suspicion of being concerned with the importation of ganja. A fourth man, age 30, of George Town, was arrested in relation to CBC revenue-related offenses and on suspicion of being concerned in the importation of ganja.
All four men are currently on bail while investigations continue.