The Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) is reporting a major drug seizure resulting from a counter narcotics operation it carried out in the Falmouth area on Thursday 24th January 2019.
During the operation, according to a press release from the ONDCP yesterday, “A black Toyota van was intercepted with several bricks of compressed cannabis weighing approximately 469 pounds.”
It said the captured illicit cargo “carries an estimated wholesale value” of one million, eight hundred [and] seventy-six thousand EC dollars (EC $1,876,000).
The ONDCP statement stated further that “a Vincentian male who was also arrested is assisting in the investigation in connection to the seizure, while other persons of interest are being sought.”
It added: “Investigations are ongoing and charges are expected to be laid against those involved at the appropriate time.”
Meanwhile, OBSERVER Media takes this opportunity to apologize for wrongly attributing this latest big drug bust to the police in some of our radio news bulletins yesterday.
While ONDCP and the Royal Police Force of
Antigua and Barbuda (RPFAB) are both law
enforcement and security arms of the State, they are organizationally distinct and not to be confused with each other.