INSIDE JOB? Barbados Police dismantle a criminal ring at the Port: MEN ARRESTED FOR ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF FIREARMS & AMMUNITION

Members of the Drug Squad continued their operations at the Bridgetown Port which started in 2012 and they were successful between January 9 and 10, 2013 in dismantling a criminal ring made up of Port employees and a man employed as a Freighter.

Arrested are:

1. Selwyn Junior Thorne, 37 years, of Enterprise Development, Christ Church. A Port Security Officer;
2. Chelston Anthony Mayhew, 41 years of Ashdean Village, Black Rock, St. Michael. A Docker at the Port;
3. Jeffrey Orlando Jackman, 57 years of Mangrove Park, St. Philip. A Port Security Officer; and
4. Michael Ophneil Williams, 41 years of Foursquare Valley, St. Philip. A Freighter

The above persons have been charged for the following offences:

1. Possession of cannabis – 46.2 kgs
2. Trafficking
3. Possession with intent to supply; and
4. Importation.

{FILE IMAGE ONLY - No Aspersions Cast, Demo Alone} On Wednesday January 9, 2013, during the operation at the Port, Police intercepted a vehicle which left the Port, and which was carrying barrels and other cargo. The vehicle its items were subsequently taken to a police station and searched, and the illegal drugs found, seized and the driver detained.

{FILE IMAGE ONLY No Aspersions Cast, Demo Alone} On Wednesday January 9, 2013, during the operation at the Port, Police intercepted a vehicle which left the Port, and which was carrying barrels and other cargo. The vehicle its items were subsequently taken to a police station and searched, and the illegal drugs found, seized and the driver detained.

On Thursday January 10, 2013, continued investigations within the Bridgetown Port led to the seizure of 16.5 kgs of cannabis and the seizure of three (3) handguns.

As a result the following persons were arrested and charged:

1. Selwyn Junior Thorne, 37 years, of Enterprise Development, Christ Church.
2. Michael Ophneil Williams, 41 years of Foursquare Valley, St. Philip.

They were jointly charged for the following offences:

1. Illegal possession of 3 firearms
2. Illegal possession of a quantity of ammunition
3. Importation of firearms without valid licences
4. Importation of ammunition without a valid licence
5. Possession of cannabis – 16.5 kgs
6. Trafficking
7. Possession with intent to supply; and
8. Importation.

The aforementioned persons are expected to appear at the District A Magistrate Court on Monday January 14, 2013.

David Welch | Insp.
Public Relations Officer of the RBPF

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  1. Hello I know Jeffrey Jackman personally through my visits to Barbados and his visits to NY where I live. We through a mutual friend at the port because we share the same last name but are not related. I am very sure he is not involved in any crime ring. He is not involved with drugs or guns. It is my understanding he did not check the truck properly as it left the port but there is a question why is the customs officer not charged who was working beside him who has the higher authority? In my experience Jeffrey is a kind, laid back Bajan soul. I hope things go well for him and hope to visit him if possible during my visit to Barbados in February. I would trust Jeffrey with my life and children’s lives.

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