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Four men, including a Coast Guard member, appear in court on million dollar drug bust

Four men, including a Coast Guard member, appear in court on million dollar drug bust

by STAFF WRITER

JOHN’S, Antigua, Aug 17, CMC – Four men will re-appear in court on October 19 in connection with the million dollar drug bust last week.

The four-including two brothers, appeared in court on Tuesday and while three of three of them were offered bail in the sum of EC$1.7 million (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents), the fourth, Steve Brown, 35, a St. Vincent and the Grenadines national, was remanded into custody.

Kimron John, 31, who is a member of the Antigua and Barbuda Coast Guard , his 27 year-old brother, Mark John, Makeesha Henry, 24, and Brown were detained last Friday after members of the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) conducted a drug operation in the Big Creek and Golden Grove area.

The authorities said 697 pounds of compressed cannabis was found and the drug, which they belive to have originated from St. Vincent had a street value of EC$1.3 million.

In offering bail to the three accused, Magistrate Ngaio Emanuel ordered that they surrender their travel documents. The court also ordered that the bail required a cash component of EC$500,000.

Kimron, a 10 year veteran with the Coast Guard, said he did not have a passport and will have to report to the police every day, while his younger brother and Henry will visit the police station three times weekly.

All four men were charged with drug trafficking, possession and possession with intent to transfer the controlled substance and being concerned in the supply of almost 700 pounds of the controlled substance.

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by STAFF WRITER

JOHN’S, Antigua, Aug 17, CMC – Four men will re-appear in court on October 19 in connection with the million dollar drug bust last week.

The four-including two brothers, appeared in court on Tuesday and while three of three of them were offered bail in the sum of EC$1.7 million (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents), the fourth, Steve Brown, 35, a St. Vincent and the Grenadines national, was remanded into custody.

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Kimron John, 31, who is a member of the Antigua and Barbuda Coast Guard , his 27 year-old brother, Mark John, Makeesha Henry, 24, and Brown were detained last Friday after members of the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) conducted a drug operation in the Big Creek and Golden Grove area.

The authorities said 697 pounds of compressed cannabis was found and the drug, which they belive to have originated from St. Vincent had a street value of EC$1.3 million.

In offering bail to the three accused, Magistrate Ngaio Emanuel ordered that they surrender their travel documents. The court also ordered that the bail required a cash component of EC$500,000.

Kimron, a 10 year veteran with the Coast Guard, said he did not have a passport and will have to report to the police every day, while his younger brother and Henry will visit the police station three times weekly.

All four men were charged with drug trafficking, possession and possession with intent to transfer the controlled substance and being concerned in the supply of almost 700 pounds of the controlled substance.