Opposition leader Arnhim Eustace and PM Ralph Gonsalves.

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) has denied being involved in an alleged plot to assassinate St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves.

Gonsalves told Parliament last week that the police have arrested and charged with “serious offences, not relating to the conspiracy of murder”, an assassin hired to kill him.

He said the murder plot was devised by “the two major drug trafficking and money-laundering entities” in St Vincent and the Grenadines and that the NDP received “substantial funding” for last month’s election from the two crime syndicates.

Gonsalves, who is also Minister of National Security, said while the would-be killer was remanded to prison without bail, police did not charged him with conspiracy to murder “because the security authorities are keen at protecting the most valuable intelligence sources”.