27 Jun 2008

Marshalls arrests for importing marijuana

6:34 pm on 27 June 2008

Two Marshall Islanders and one citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia have been arrested in Majuro for allegedly importing and selling marijuana.

Police charged one person for attempting to import more than 2,000 marijuana cigarettes, with a local street value of $10,000, to Majuro from the capital of the Federated States of Micronesia, Pohnpei.

Henris Edmond, an FSM citizen who lives in Majuro, was arrested at the airport on his return from Pohnpei after police were tipped off that he would be carrying marijuana.

In a separate incident, Helson Davis, and his wife Atkim Welch, have been charged with distribution of marijuana and possession of narcotics for allegedly selling marijuana to minors.

If found guilty, the couple faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in jail.