During weekend drug raids, the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) reports that 550 cannabis trees ranging from 2-7 feet were uprooted in Hermitage, St Patrick plus another 22 trees in Mt Moritz, St George. Arrested on drug related charges were Alister Stroude, Shopkeeper of Belmont, St George and Cyril Hinds and Robert Edwards, both of Mt Moritz, St George.
Carmol Benjamin, a 20 year old resident of Mt Gay, St George is due to appear in Court today, Tuesday 7 October, on firearm related charges. Benjamin was arrested at the weekend following the assault of another St George resident on 3 October.
Benjamin has been charged for the offense of assault with a dangerous weapon, is also facing two charges of possession of a firearm, and possession of ammunition. A search operation at his residence led to the confiscation of two illegal firearms and a quantity of ammunition.
Meanwhile several persons were arrested and charged at the weekend for various offences. Navarij Logan, 26 years old and Madon and Dolland Francis of Grand Roy, St John were arrested and charged for rape. Two persons were charged with stealing, four wounding, one housebreaking and stealing and another housebreaking. Several other persons were charged with indecent assault, causing harm and robbery with violence.
Source: Office of the Commissioner of Police