A Jamaican man reportedly held with 17 pounds of compressed ganja on Tuesday, as he was about to board a flight at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) is to appear in court next week.
Twenty-eight-year-old Michael Preddie of Fairfield district, Spur Tree in Manchester, has been charged with breaching the Dangerous Drug Act.
The NMIA Police Post reports that at about 9:16 Tuesday night, officers were carrying out checks with the assistance of a narcotics canine when they were alerted to a suitcase.
Preddie was summoned and asked to identify his luggage.
It was searched and the ganja, estimated at a street value of $102,000 was allegedly found.
He is scheduled to appear before the St Andrew Parish Court on Wednesday.
-Source: The Gleaner