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Antiguan arrested and fined $15,000 for marijuana possession

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Following his arrest on September 30, 2013, Brian George an Antigua football official was fined $15,000.00 on Friday October 4 for the offences possession of cannabis sativa, said to have been nearly four pounds, possession with intent to supply, and drug trafficking.

George was part of the management crew while in Montserrat for a friendly match against the national team. The matches have been taking place at the Blakes football stadium for the past few weeks and before.

George who was represented by a local attorney was asked to the pay the EC$15,000.00 fine immediately, which he did. He was freed and has since left the island.

Sources have hinted that the discovery could have come from and was part of a large supply of marijuana which was reportedly landed on the island several weeks ago. The police have not verified the information, but the speculation is that Montserrat was the eventual

Cocaine – found stashed in the exclusion zone of Montserrat

Cocaine – found stashed in the exclusion zone of Montserrat

conduit for the drop intended for elsewhere.

Meanwhile three Dominicans and one Venezuelan remain in custody since January charged with drug possession and importation. There have been several hearings on the matter involving various legal ranglings, while they remain in custody.

In late post press news we learnt that the case against the four men is scheduled to begin November 17 next.

The arrests resulted from the Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS) operation on January 30, known as ‘operation insertion’ into the exclusion zone resulting in the recovery of two separate burial sites which yielded the seizure of approximately 65 kilos of cocaine, having an estimated approximate street value of over three million dollars. The suspected narcotics were transferred out of Montserrat immediately for safe storage and forensic examination.

 

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marijuna plant leaves

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Following his arrest on September 30, 2013, Brian George an Antigua football official was fined $15,000.00 on Friday October 4 for the offences possession of cannabis sativa, said to have been nearly four pounds, possession with intent to supply, and drug trafficking.

George was part of the management crew while in Montserrat for a friendly match against the national team. The matches have been taking place at the Blakes football stadium for the past few weeks and before.

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George who was represented by a local attorney was asked to the pay the EC$15,000.00 fine immediately, which he did. He was freed and has since left the island.

Sources have hinted that the discovery could have come from and was part of a large supply of marijuana which was reportedly landed on the island several weeks ago. The police have not verified the information, but the speculation is that Montserrat was the eventual

Cocaine – found stashed in the exclusion zone of Montserrat

Cocaine – found stashed in the exclusion zone of Montserrat

conduit for the drop intended for elsewhere.

Meanwhile three Dominicans and one Venezuelan remain in custody since January charged with drug possession and importation. There have been several hearings on the matter involving various legal ranglings, while they remain in custody.

In late post press news we learnt that the case against the four men is scheduled to begin November 17 next.

The arrests resulted from the Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS) operation on January 30, known as ‘operation insertion’ into the exclusion zone resulting in the recovery of two separate burial sites which yielded the seizure of approximately 65 kilos of cocaine, having an estimated approximate street value of over three million dollars. The suspected narcotics were transferred out of Montserrat immediately for safe storage and forensic examination.