The 46-year-old businessman who was arrested in connection with a multi-million dollar drug seizure in western Jamaica on Tuesday, April 26 has been formally charged.


He is 43-year-old Oral Johnson of Garden district, Westmoreland.


Johnson was charged on Wednesday, May 4 with the offences of Possession of Cocaine, Dealing in Cocaine, Taking Steps to Export Cocaine and Trafficking Cocaine. He was charged after an interview in the presence of his attorney. His court date is being arranged.


Reports are that about 7:30 a.m., a Toyota motor car was intercepted by the police in Coral Gardens, St. James and was searched. During the search, approximately 11 kilograms of cocaine was found. The cocaine has an estimated street value of approximately US $550,000. 


Hours later, about 11:30 a.m., investigators acting on information went to a house in the same area and during a search, monies totaling US $3.8 million and CA $30,000 were seized.


Investigations continue in the case.