3 Honduran Nationals Arrested & Charged For Ganja Possession

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The Police have arrested and charged three Hondurans, found with more than two million dollars worth of ganja off the coast of Westmoreland, last week.

They’ve been identified as 31-year-old Humberto Cirilo, 27-year-old Cristyfor Elliot, and 36-year-old Andes Hopkin.

The men were charged jointly for possession of ganja, dealing in ganja, taking steps preparatory to export ganja, conspiracy, and use of conveyance.

The men were arrested last Tuesday when a Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard team intercepted a vessel off the coast of Negril.

They were found with more than 650 pounds of compressed ganja.

It has an estimated street value of just under 3-million Jamaican dollars.

They are to appear before the Westmoreland Parish Court on Tuesday.


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Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.


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