BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer staff reporter email@example.com Thursday, October 15, 2020
Acting commander for the St Elizabeth police, Deputy Superintendent Leroy Minott, told the Jamaica Observer by telephone that the soldiers engaged the police in a “gun fight” about 9:30 pm. Ganja and two firearms were allegedly seized in the operation.
The Constabulary Communications Unit (CCU), in a release, said the ganja seized weighed about 1,500 pounds. The St Elizabeth police, however, estimated the amount as 2,000 pounds.
The CCU, in its release, said members of the Jamaica Defence Force assisted the police in the operation. “Reports are that about 9:30 pm a police team comprising of members of the Narcotics Division and the Westmoreland Division, assisted by members of the JDF, attempted to intercept a minivan in the area. However, the occupants of the vehicle reportedly fired upon the team and discarded packages as they attempted to flee. more