A maritime operation in Carriacou has lead to the arrest of three men as well as the seizure of three bags of marijuana, and the confiscation of an 18-foot speed boat.
The combined operation involving members of the Drug Squad, Regional Security Services Maritime Patrol, Grenada Coast Guard, and Police Officers from the Carriacou Police Station was carried out last week.
26-year old Aubrey Barkar who is a labourer from St. Vincent, and Keron Walker, 31-year old fisherman from L’Esterre, Carriacou were arrested, while a third suspect, Seon Grant from Sauteurs, St. Patrick’s whom it is believed was responsible for the shipment of the drugs turned himself in to the police.
A high level source told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that Barkar and Walker were caught outside of L’Esterre, heading to Grenada with the marijuana in their possession.
The source who spoke on condition of not being identified said the lawmen were informed that the drugs was intended for Grant.
The men are accused of having in their possession one hundred pounds of the illegal drugs which has a street value of $226,000.
Barkar and Walker were jointly charged with possession of the illegal drugs, and trafficking, while Grant was charged with two counts of conspiracy and one count of importing and trafficking.
Grant was granted bail in the sum of $150,000 with two sureties during a court appearance last week Friday but Barkar and Walker were remanded to custody at the Richmond Hill prison.
Earlier this year Grant was among six men who were jointly charged with possession of firearms and ammunition.