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Authorities in Antigua seize more than a million dollars in illegal drugs

by STAFF WRITER

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Jun 26, CMC – The National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) says it has seized more than one million (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) in illegal drugs and detained six people, including two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nationals, during a 24 hour exercise over the weekend.

In a statement, the ONDCP said that 295 pounds of marijuana had been seized during the operation and that the six men, including nationals from St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Jamaica, are most likely to appear in court on Tuesday.

The ONDCP said that in the first operation in the All Saints Villiage, a St. Vincent and the Grenadines national as well as an Antiguan male were nabbed in the process of transporting 103.25 pounds of marijuana with a street value of EC$413,000.

It said the Jamaican was nabbed during the second operation in the Mock Pond Area where he was held with 34.8 pounds of compressed marijuana and a small quantity of marijuana seedlings with a street value estimated at EC$139,200.

The authorities said that in the third drug operation in the Sea View Farm area, three nationals were detained after 157.8 pounds of compressed cannabis with an estimated street value of EC$631, 200 was found in their possession.

The ONCP reported that all the drugs seized during the operations appears to have originated out of South America and that while drugs originating from South America are usually from Venezuela or Columbia, investigations will continue to determine the exact country from where the drugs came.

 

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by STAFF WRITER

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Jun 26, CMC – The National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) says it has seized more than one million (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) in illegal drugs and detained six people, including two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nationals, during a 24 hour exercise over the weekend.

In a statement, the ONDCP said that 295 pounds of marijuana had been seized during the operation and that the six men, including nationals from St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Jamaica, are most likely to appear in court on Tuesday.

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The ONDCP said that in the first operation in the All Saints Villiage, a St. Vincent and the Grenadines national as well as an Antiguan male were nabbed in the process of transporting 103.25 pounds of marijuana with a street value of EC$413,000.

It said the Jamaican was nabbed during the second operation in the Mock Pond Area where he was held with 34.8 pounds of compressed marijuana and a small quantity of marijuana seedlings with a street value estimated at EC$139,200.

The authorities said that in the third drug operation in the Sea View Farm area, three nationals were detained after 157.8 pounds of compressed cannabis with an estimated street value of EC$631, 200 was found in their possession.

The ONCP reported that all the drugs seized during the operations appears to have originated out of South America and that while drugs originating from South America are usually from Venezuela or Columbia, investigations will continue to determine the exact country from where the drugs came.