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Police raid cannabis sativa on sea

The Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS) has confirmed that on Monday, November 28, 2011 a collaborative random narcotic exercise by Customs officers and Police officers aided by their K9 division, carried out a raid on sailing vessel Tranquility, captained by Andrew Lee of Australia.

The police reported that during the search they recovered a small transparent red zip lock bag containing seeds of the marijuana plant.

At the time there were four persons on board the vessel; the captain and a crew of three persons, namely Paula Williams of Jamaica, St Clair Buchanan of St Kitts and Steve Richards of St Kitts. All four persons were arrested and charged for possession of cannabis sativa.

Captain Andrew Lee pleaded guilty at the Magistrate Court the following day Tuesday November 29. He was fined $200.00 EC forthwith.

According to the police the charges in respect of the other persons were dismissed.

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The Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS) has confirmed that on Monday, November 28, 2011 a collaborative random narcotic exercise by Customs officers and Police officers aided by their K9 division, carried out a raid on sailing vessel Tranquility, captained by Andrew Lee of Australia.

The police reported that during the search they recovered a small transparent red zip lock bag containing seeds of the marijuana plant.

At the time there were four persons on board the vessel; the captain and a crew of three persons, namely Paula Williams of Jamaica, St Clair Buchanan of St Kitts and Steve Richards of St Kitts. All four persons were arrested and charged for possession of cannabis sativa.

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Captain Andrew Lee pleaded guilty at the Magistrate Court the following day Tuesday November 29. He was fined $200.00 EC forthwith.

According to the police the charges in respect of the other persons were dismissed.