In three separate strikes in the last two weeks, officers attached to the Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) seized just over seven hundred and eighty pounds of compressed marijuana with four men arrested.
All four arrested men appeared before Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill at the St George Magistrate Court on Monday to answer charges ranging from trafficking a controlled drug to conspiracy to traffic a controlled drug.
According to a release from the Public Relation Department of the RGPF, Michael James, a 29-year-old mechanic of La Mode in St George’s, no stranger to the court and 34-year-old Nevron Stephen, another mechanic from Beaulieu in St. George’s were both arrested and charged with trafficking and conspiracy to traffic when the vehicle in which they were travelling was intercepted by police on the Carenage in St. Georges last Monday.
According to the release, the charges were laid subsequence to the discovery of some 14 lbs. of compressed marijuana packed inside of a vehicle tire on the back seat of the car they were using.
The two appeared before Magistrate Gill at the St George’s Magistrate Court on Monday. James was remanded to the Richmond Hill Prison while Stephen was granted bail in the sum of $10,000.00 with one surety.
Both men are to return to court on Friday, June 15th.
The other two men appearing before Magistrate Gill on Monday was 27-year-old security guard Kimanie Jeremiah and 26-year-old Kiaal Browne both of Marian in St. George’s.
Both men were arrested on Friday when officers intercepted the vehicle in which they were travelling in the Brizan area in St. George’s, a search carried out on the vehicle, which according to the police report, netted 115 lbs. of marijuana.
Both men were granted bail in the sum of $75,000.00 with two sureties, they were also ordered to surrender all travel documents and report to the South St George Police Station every Monday and Friday between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm.
The two are expected to make their second court appearance on the 10th of September 2018.
Meanwhile, in another haul, the officers discovered some 654 lbs. of compressed marijuana hidden beneath some dry branches on the island of Isle de Caille, a small island three miles off the north coast of the mainland last Wednesday. No one was arrested.