A St. Elizabeth man who had been on the run for two years was one of two people arrested by detectives assigned to the Area 3 Narcotics Police Division during a joint police/military operation.
The arrest happened at a guest house in Beacon district, St Elizabeth on Tuesday, July 13.
The man, 54-year-old Lester Green, a farmer of Newell district in the parish, was reportedly found hiding in a room at the guest house during the operation.
Over two years ago, Green allegedly committed several breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act and a warrant had been issued for his arrest.
Also arrested in the early-morning operation was 38-year-old Tamara Robinson, a businesswoman of Beacon district in the parish.
Lawmen reportedly searched Robinson’s room at the guesthouse and found 24 parcels containing ganja.
The drug weighs approximately 20 pounds and has an estimated street value of 80 thousand Jamaican dollars.
Robinson was charged with Possession of Ganja and Dealing in Ganja.
She is scheduled to appear before the St. Elizabeth Parish Court on Monday, July 26.
Green is scheduled to appear before the court today, Wednesday, July 14.