Men admit possession of more than 1,000 pounds of ganja

The Joint Marine Unit on board the MV Mark Luke intercepts the boat carrying more than 1,000 pounds of ganja on 24 July.
Police seized more than 1,000 pounds of cannabis on 24 July after intercepting a drifting boat at sea. – Photos: RCIPS

Two men caught with more than a 1,000 pounds of ganja entered guilty pleas in the Grand Court on Friday.

Rovan Pemo Johnson, 33, and Albert Ray Campbell, 59, both of Westmoreland, Jamaica, pleaded guilty to the single charge of possession of ganja.

Johnson and Campbell were intercepted by the Joint Marine Unit on 24 July this year. Court documents revealed the men were experiencing engine troubles some 38 nautical miles east of Grand Cayman, when they were spotted by officers.

After an initial attempt to flee the scene, the men surrendered and were arrested. It was later revealed the men were on their way to Cuba with the 1,068 pounds of ganja.

Following a string of Summary Court appearances, the matter was transmitted to the Grand Court, where the men entered their pleas during their first appearance.

The men were remanded into custody and are expected to return to court for sentencing in the coming weeks.

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