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St James businessman charged with breaching plastic ban

A Chinese businessman in Montego Bay, St James has been charged with breaching the plastic bag ban.
 
He was arrested Wednesday afternoon.
 
The security forces as well as representatives of the National Environment and Planning Agency and Jamaica Customs went to a supermarket operated by the businessman.
 
The authorities received information that the owner was distributing the banned items to other Chinese business operators in Montego Bay.
 
During a raid of the supermarket, 600 boxes of the banned plastic bags were reportedly found.
 
The businessman is to appear in court on June 5.
 
He faces fine of up to $2 million or a maximum two years' imprisonment.
 
The ban on plastic bags took effect in January.
 


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