The Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) continues to make life difficult for people who engage in drug possession and trafficking.
During the past week, the lawmen were able to prevent 532 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $1.89m from reaching the streets of the country.
A high level official told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper that police recovered 17 fine bags containing 445 pounds of marijuana which by itself has a street value of $1.7m at the home of Don Noel, a 26-year old baker.
He said that when the Drug Squad officers swooped down on the baker’s home at Mt. Pleasant, they stumbled on two Grenadians, Rickey George, 24-years old of Sendall Street, St. Andrew’s, and Victor Charles, 49-year old residing at Marquis, St. Andrew’s both of whom are fishermen, on the compound.
According to the source, the police are working on the theory that it was the intention of those involved in the business to move the illegal drugs from Carriacou onto the mainland on a 15-feet speedboat, which was anchored on Mt. Pleasant beach.
The persons found in the house were arrested and charged for the offences of possession of a controlled drug, and trafficking of a controlled drug.
They were brought to the Gouyave Magistrate’s Court last week Friday and remanded in custody at the Richmond Hill Prisons until November 19.
The police also seized some marijuana in an operation that was conducted by various arms of RGPF on Hog Island last week Wednesday.
THE NEW TODAY understands that a total of 87 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $190,000.00 were found hidden on the island.
A Woburn, St. George’s fisherman who was detained for questioning in connection with the drugs was eventually released without being charged.
A police official told this newspaper that the lawmen are vigilant at the moment since some persons are trying to stock up on their illegal drugs for the Christmas season.
He gave assurances that the police would be extra vigilant in this period to ensure that the borders and shores of the country are protected from illegal activities.