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Bail extended for JDF soldiers charged in relation to ganja bust in St. Elizabeth

The two Jamaica Defence Force corporals who were allegedly held with more than 1,500 pounds of ganja in St. Elizabeth last October, had their $800,000 bail extended when they returned to the parish court on Tuesday.
 
Roan Mendez, 39, of a Kingston 10 address and Robert Smith, 38, who is from Balaclava in St. Elizabeth, are charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, shooting with intent as well as possession of, dealing in and taking preparatory steps to export ganja.
 
The court was again told that the case file was incomplete as the ballistic and forensic reports are outstanding.
 
The soldiers are to return to court on March 8.
 
Mr. Mendez and Mr. Smith, who were reportedly under surveillance, were intercepted in Gutters with ganja valued at a little more than $6 million.
 
During the chase to apprehend them, they allegedly shot at the police team.
 


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