JDF Soldiers in Guns & Ganja Case Offered Bail

Two Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers charged last month with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, shooting with intent, possession and dealing of ganja, and taking steps preparatory to export ganja were offered bail when they appeared in the St Elizabeth Parish Court today.
The soldiers, 38-year-old Robert Smith and 39-year-old Roan Mendez, are to reappear in the St Elizabeth Parish Court on January 12.
Queen’s Counsel Peter Champagnie says Smith and Mendez were offered bail in the sum of $800,000 with reporting conditions and stop orders imposed.
They were arrested following a joint police/ military operation that busted $6 million worth of ganja in Gutters, St Elizabeth last month.
Champagnie is representing Smith and attorney Samoi Campbell is representing Mendez.