$3.2 million worth of marijuana destined for Haiti seized in Jamaica

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, July 11, 2016 Under: Crimes

Police in Jamaica announced that 806 pounds of cannabis destined for Haiti were seized on Saturday in Westmoreland County. The illicit drugs with a street value of $ 3.2 million is considered to be part of the exchange of drugs for weapons between Jamaica and Haiti.

"We believe that this drug was designed to Haiti for pistols under the commercial transactions between the traffickers of both nations. We pledge to continue our operations to prevent cannabis leaving our shores to fund this illicit trade and thus further disrupt the activities of major drug syndicates, "said the commander of the Narcotics Division, Senior Superintendent of Police, McArthur Sutherland

Last week, Luis Moreno, US Ambassador to Jamaica, rejected suggestions that the government of his country is not doing enough to prevent firearms entering Jamaica.
It was established that most firearms used in crimes came directly from the United States via Haiti.

"We work continuously throughout the year, helping the security forces of Jamaica to deal with this terrible situation," said the ambassador, while guaranteeing that funds will be made available by the US government to fight against trafficking of firearms between the three countries

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