The Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force says it is making significant progress in its efforts to curb the illegal drug trade on the island.
Recently the police have reported success in several drug busts which yielded large quantities of cocaine worth millions of dollars.
“We are making headway. In the last couple of months we can see that the successes are very great and it is because of our determination. We work smarter now with the help of the other agencies and we will continue to do that,” Police PRO Inspector John Carbon said.
On Tuesday members of the Drug Squad, Special Service Unit and the Customs and Excise Division seized 40,000 grams of cocaine in Hillsborough. Last Thursday the police seized 100,000 grams of the illegal substance in an operation off the coast of Roseau.
“The drug dealers continue to operate and we will try our best to destruct them in their operations. As long as they continue to do this illegal activity we will do our best to try to minimize that,” Inspector Carbon pointed out.
The street value of the cocaine stands at US $10,000 per kilogram.
The US Government recently provided the Government of Dominica with two interceptor boats which have been of great assistance to the Drug Squad in fighting the illicit trade.
Police are suggesting that most of the cocaine being transshipped to Dominica originates in Central America.
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