(CMR) A Jamaican national was taken into custody on Saturday (May 23) after police officers on Thursday spotted a canoe in the Spotts Beach area of Shamrock Road.
A search of the location was conducted and several packages were located and seized by police. The packages contained suspected ganja and two handguns, along with live rounds of ammunition.
The police initiated a search for the crew of the vessel that was found, which had apparently landed illegally.
As a result, a 46-year-old man from Jamaica was located and arrested on suspicion of illegal landing, importation of an unlicensed firearm, and other firearm-related offenses, as well as being concerned in the importation of ganja and other drug-related offenses.
The Jamaican national was formally charged on Saturday.
He appeared in court via video link on Monday and was remanded in custody until June 8.