Six in court charged with $6 million ganja haul
...five defendants also charged with shooting at police
JENSEN LAVENDE firstname.lastname@example.org
SIX Diego Martin men were remanded in custody after they appeared in court charged with trafficking $6 million worth of marijuana and shooting at five police officers on Monday.
Jahzeel Joseph, 27 of Sea Trace River Estate; was charged with two offences namely trafficking marijuana and trafficking 479 packets of marijuana.
The other men Joseph Dass; 24, of Never Green, Richard Roberts, 21, of Savannah Terrace; David Richards, 35 Queen Drive, Bagatelle; Dwight Frank, 23, Andrew Street (today is his birthday); Salim Walker, 25 of Sea Trace all appeared before magistrate Marcia Murray charged with trafficking close to six kilogrammes of marijuana on Monday.
The men were held in some bushes by officers of the West End Police Station on Monday morning.
The five men are also charged with possession or a pistol and eight rounds of ammunition and possession of the firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life.
The men are also charged with shooting with intent to do grievous bodily harm to constables Jared Cario, Jason Clement, Alvin Duntin and corporals Marlon Linton and Dillon Constantine.
The men would re-appear in court on Tuesday.
All the charges were laid indictably.