Jamaica: St Catherine fisherman convicted on ganja charges

By Jamaica Observer

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) – A fisherman from St Catherine, suspected of being a mastermind in the drugs-for-guns trade after he was reportedly nabbed with over 490 pounds of ganja in June, was yesterday sentenced when he appeared before the parish court.

The man, 34-year-old Gaffi Daley of Hellshire in Portmore, was sentenced to three months at hard labour for ganja possession, six months for the charge of taking steps to export ganja and fined 800,000 or six months at hard labour for the use of conveyance.

According to a report from the Constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), Daley was arrested about 9:30 pm on Sunday, June 3, at the intersection of Lakes Pen and Municipal Boulevard in the parish. He was charged and subsequently pleaded guilty when he appeared in court on June 12.

CCU said the narcotics police and the Financial Investigation Division are continuing the financial aspect of the investigation under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

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