More than J$1-million seized by the police more than three years ago during an anti-narcotics operation in St. Andrew will be going to the Government's coffers.
A forfeiture order was obtained last Thursday by the Financial Investigations Division (FID) for US$11,500 and J$266,000, along with interest.
According to a statement from the Finance Ministry, the cash was seized on October 2, 2014, during an operation conducted by the Transnational and Narcotics Division at the apartment of Anthony Daniels on Winchester Road.
A Lexus motor car which Daniels had in his possession was searched and 18 pounds of compressed ganja allegedly found. He was subsequently charged with breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act.
He was subsequently acquitted of the charges.
Despite this, the FID proceeded with a forfeiture application in relation to the cash found.