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Jamaica hunts suspected 'guns-for-ganja' smuggler

Jamaica hunts suspected 'guns-for-ganja' smuggler

Jamaican authorities are searching for the suspected mastermind of a "guns-for-ganja" deal with Haitian traffickers following a shootout with police.
Sgt. Jubert Llewellyn says police are looking for Conrad Peru in the rugged limestone terrain of the island's interior.
Llewellyn says four suspects died in Sunday's shootout and five more were wounded, possibly including Peru. One policeman was wounded but later released from the hospital.
Llewellyn said Tuesday that two submachine guns and six 9 mm pistols were recovered at the scene.
Police say Jamaican gangs use fishermen as go-betweens to trade marijuana for high-powered guns from Haiti.
Many of those weapons are believed to come originally from the U.S.


Updated : 2021-05-15 11:02 GMT+08:00