Drug bust in Toucari

Toucari Bay

Law enforcement agents made a major drug bust in Toucari on Monday during an operation that netted some 1,500 pounds of cannabis.

The drug was discovered during a joint operation between customs, the drug squad, the coast guard and Portsmouth police.

Police Public Relations Officer Inspector John Carbon said the bust was made at 7:00 am in Toucari Bay which is situated between Portsmouth and Capuchin.

At the same time an open keel speed boat, which the police say is connected to the Toucari bust, was intercepted by the coast guard five nautical miles west of Canefield.

Two individuals were arrested in the boat and are assisting the police in their investigations.

Location of Toucari Bay on Dominica's map

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88 Comments

  1. HMMM
    June 27, 2012

    Alot of people are commending the police for a good job at enforcing the law and removing marijuana from the streets because its “illegal”. They only base their claim on its illegal, the law says its illegal so its bad for you and so its a scary thing. It so sad that in this day and age people still dont think and analyze the information they are given before it is swallowed. Why is marijuana illegal and not alcohol? When you look around you between marijuana and alcohol which destroys more lives? which one causes more health problems? Which one is affecting our people the most? The police are more concerned with drug busts than domestic violence. Alcohol is being sold to minors and they see it all the time yet still they dont bother with it. They psssst our underaged girls on the streets like its nothing. Their main concern is marijuana. I’ve never heard of anybody dying because of marijuana.

    • Gaza
      June 27, 2012

      shut your hole it not good it is destroying the future of the young ones. are you retarded?

      • FYI
        June 27, 2012

        the ABUSE that our children going through more destroying them! which is exactly why some of them start smoking the Marijuana! When they get raped and cursed at home…leave home hungry and frustrated..go to school with so many mind blocks…go back home to ABUSE(verbal and physical)..so therefore go to the ‘block’ to feel accepted and begin ‘smoking’= FUTURE DESTROYED!it does not automatically begin with marijuana

  2. Justice and Truth
    June 27, 2012

    Whatever names they are, they are illegal drugs. This marijuana is a problem worldwide.
    The Toronto Police raided a warehouse and found 5,000 to 6,000 marijuana grow-ups plant worth $10 milion on the street. Some people were arrested. A house in a residential area was also raided. We will hear more about this one tomorrow.
    The Police are constantly raiding homes with grow-ups. Marijuana is a big business. Along with that are street gangs, guns and murders. People are consistently arrested, illegals drugs, guns, exorbitant sums of money are ceased. The law-abiding people are always happy to hear when they are arrested and a few more dangerous people, illegal drugs and guns are off the street. When we think all is quiet, the Police are working undercover.

  3. stylish
    June 26, 2012

    its in the north, so picture n map available….interesting…but anyhow i am happy they killed the operations

  4. northside
    June 26, 2012

    dominicans suffering,5 months now i do a job 4 d government and i yet to get payed min wile skerit giving liat 8 million when fishermen and farmers need that money.an insted d pm freeup d country and create jobs for young people they runing down poor people and putting measures,,,,,but all i gona say is dont feed yo dogs and u will see d result.

  5. Rastar-Marn
    June 26, 2012

    But wait nuh,,, Allyou man not seeing the scam in DAT den,,, how dem man can come say that some ting Natural is Ilegal nuh,,, if D ting growing for centuries before dem man come and just take over, how can dey put rules on Nature,,,

    I sure would like them to outlaw Hurricanes!!!
    Cocaine is a different ting, dem man manufacturing dat poison,,,

    But Cannabis Sativa is ALL Natural as a matter of fact if Allyou would do allyou research properly Cannabinoids which is the main chemical-derivative can be found Naturally in Marn,,,

    “Cannabinoids are a class of diverse chemical compounds that activate cannabinoid receptors. These include the endocannabinoids (produced naturally in the body by humans and animals),[1] the phytocannabinoids (produced by various plants), and synthetic cannabinoids (produced chemically by man).”

  6. Richards
    June 26, 2012

    All the succesful bust are usually canabis and never the real killer, cocaine.

    The more you kill the ganja trade the more poverty you create,less spending power and less economic activity there will be. The gov can’t find inovative ways to jump start the economy neither are they audacious enough to address the real duug trafficing problems and or hierarchy.

  7. Anonymous
    June 26, 2012

    Uh huh, it’s a drug bust. Everybody is commenting. I wonder if it was an article about a clean up campaign on Toucarie Beach everybody would be so quick to comment.

  8. 1LES-LIE
    June 26, 2012

    Seems like the drone is already being used.Just take a look at the picture.

    • ..
      June 26, 2012

      That’s a picture taken from the road approaching the village of Toucarie. The road is referred to as Morne-a-Louis

      • forreal
        June 26, 2012

        that is impossible,that is a satalite photo shoot.

      • Anthony P. Ismael
        June 26, 2012

        This is a photo from a drone. Get real!

      • hmm
        June 27, 2012

        And how do you suppose that DNO got access to the picture taken by the drone? Oh wait they’re covertly snapping pictures of areas of interest in different countries and then shelling them out to their news agencies because well their work shouldn’t go unnoticed right? *facepalm*

    • up in gwada
      June 26, 2012

      ever heard of google earth???

  9. Real
    June 26, 2012

    D average weed man regularly hav 3″4 hundred pounds..I can guarantee at least 3000 lbs of weed comes Dominica. Month,,an at least 50 bricks of white every month..an dats off season..

    • budman
      June 27, 2012

      police should pay you a visit if you can speak of quantities with such conviction

  10. Woodher
    June 26, 2012

    good job they destroying the young and the poor

    • CONCERNED
      June 26, 2012

      wELL YOU ARE ONLY GOPING WITH WHAT THE SYSTEM TEACHES BUT NOT REALITY.

      • Gaza
        June 27, 2012

        its reality look at the amount of young kids smoking weed and going school then drop out their whole mentality changes because they say school is babylon system and the become parros after.

  11. Yes Fada!
    June 26, 2012

    Major drug bust….but some bags went walking before the cops got there. So Babylon, ur work aint done!

    • northside
      June 26, 2012

      allu still want dem pigs to do more…

    • Hey What
      June 26, 2012

      If you know that, then you know who. We all saw the boat and the cops. What did you see? So it’s down to you to call it in!!!

  12. WOW
    June 26, 2012

    With the steadfast rate of unemployment they must do drugs and illegal stuff to survive. Not that i’m condoning drug trafficking and that sort of things but when pple get laid off their jobs and don’t know how they gonna continue paying their bills and supporting their families, hmmmmmmmm what else you expect? Banks don’t want to give locals loans to do small businesses, They said to the youths to aim for their goals but when you try to acheive those goals is money you need and the banks giving all kinda drama those days. Agriculture just not making sence them time.. I’m so not for drugs but when you don’t have much of an option is those kinda things that’s gonna happen more and more often!

    • Yes Fada!
      June 26, 2012

      U’re right. Is like the system is designed to fight us. People wanna earn an honest living, work for themselves and their families, but the lending institutions make it almost impossible for u to establish a starting point. Tsk tsk tsk. Either way I look at it, drug money is circulating in DA. Yes, its a fact. When the kartels have their way, they make the money. When the police do the busts, the court and the treasury gets the money. See what I mean? Basic arithmetic and common sense

    • Wiseup
      June 27, 2012

      Perfectly Said

  13. I SEE
    June 26, 2012

    LONG TIME THE POLICE DID NOT GIVE THE DRUG RUNNERS A BLAST IT WAS ABOUT TIME THEY SHAKE THEM UP.

    DOMINICA IS BLESSED WITH RICH SOIL AND HIGH RAINFALL SO YOU DRUG RUNNERS OUT THERE GO AND PLANT LEGAL CROPS AND STOP THE ILLEGAL TRADE.

    AGRICULTURE STILL PAYS.

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2012

      Tell that to the Government

    • Wiseup
      June 27, 2012

      Agriculture dont pay darling. not anymore not in dominica. you maybe leaving the american dream in america because apparently you dont know it dont pay!

  14. stoic
    June 26, 2012

    wow looks like the market for this plant is very large in DA …… why don’t they grow their won marijuana to begin with…….i know family men that are very hard workers who smoke weed….

    crack on the other hand …..once you start to use it…you become almost homeless……but i have never seen someone from a good background for example a bank worker…a teacher a farmer…who became a crack Dominica …..

    people who smoke marijuana don’t go stealing peoples property to support their habit….crack heads on the other hand do nothing but go around stealing people’s property or stealing their family’s property to buy crack……the women can always prostitute their bodies…………

  15. Court Officer
    June 26, 2012

    Good job but how come I never hearing about a drug bust involving cocaine? It’s always weed…

    • Way Out There
      June 26, 2012

      I was just about to say the same thing.

    • Dominican
      June 26, 2012

      You are sooooo correct about that…

    • Correction
      June 26, 2012

      You forget it had a big cocaine bust last year man? You forget the Jamaican and 2 Dominicans where one even got shot?

      Cocaine traffickers will get their time doh worry!!

      • CONCERNED
        June 26, 2012

        There is always the occasional cover up, especially when you are not part of the trade you are interfearing and you will pay for that.

    • DOMINICA
      June 26, 2012

      I like your question?

  16. Wow!
    June 26, 2012

    Well done to the Police Officers and all who colaborated on this bust. However I’d like to hear more reports of cocaine busts. This drug is poisoning our young people and robbing them of any form of productive future….please step up the fight against crack and cocaine!!

  17. steve
    June 26, 2012

    wow Toucarie, right at our door steps thats frightening hmmmmmm, good job by the police….

    • HMMM
      June 27, 2012

      whats so frightening about that.. hmmph…

  18. Gbay
    June 25, 2012

    How can it be a drug bust when the police were told it as just lying there. LOL.

    Get your fact right DNO. It was called in because the dudes left it behind and someone found it. If a different person found it they would have only gotten 1000 pounds and the rest would be missing.

    • DOMINICA
      June 26, 2012

      Any how it happen it is a bust becasue the buyers did not have time to get to sell it to our children. Praise and thanks to God for giving our people to call and make the report.
      Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!!!!!!!!!!

      • CONCERNED
        June 26, 2012

        i take you have internet access that is why you are commenting, but before you take a position on that you should research marijuana and perhaps you would have a different tone.

  19. bousselaire
    June 25, 2012

    good job ! what kind of drug ?

    • bousselaire
      June 25, 2012

      What kind of drug ? my reply was stopped ! I would like to continue the answear so :Good haul, yes, but what kind of drug other than Canabis could be grown in Dominica and send overseas ? Nobody could import Canabis there where plants grow alone in the nature ! This export market from Dominican Agriculture have to be legalised. In other hand Dominican authorities have to be very carefull to others strong drugs like Hashich (transformed resine of Canabis) ,cocaine and krack which come from overseas and poison yung dominicans that forget roots and culture. All importers and retailers of that kind of sheet have to be pursued. And also all members of that kind of maffia that organise crime related with that underground industry performing more than turism. Taking canabis out of that illegal market could save a lot of people from escalating way to outlaw behaviour. Use of Canabis itself is not the danger, but all behaviours of outlaw walking pepole going to crime level in view to make more illegal profit.

    • Woodher
      June 26, 2012

      ohhhhhh u cannot read. lol :mrgreen:

  20. big
    June 25, 2012

    but it do have money in they country what u want them to do :lol:

  21. justice
    June 25, 2012

    d govt kill bananas so we not xportin noting,atleast we hav weed to boost up d xport,let dem man go,check d big boys in d area too non

    • Lady
      June 26, 2012

      The drugs had just been dropped off and the guys were heading back to Lucia

  22. Justice and Truth
    June 25, 2012

    Good job Police! You really have to be on your P’s and Q’s and always at it to intercept and catch them.
    I read that some commented the Police is only arresting those who grow marijuana and are caught with it. They also made some derogatory remarks about that. All of you note that this time it is Cannibis.

    • nectar
      June 26, 2012

      Cannabis IS Marijuana IDIOT!

      • Foriegner
        June 26, 2012

        @ nectar. lolololol hahahaha. hi-five to you :lol:

        anyways good job police

      • Roz
        June 26, 2012

        too flipping funny. Is not marijuana this time, is canabis….same difference

      • Justice and Truth
        June 27, 2012

        @ nectar

        Who are you to call others idiot? Do not call anyone idiot. Make your statement and do so respectfully. Learn On-Line etiquette/good manners and be gracious with your words and if you call yourself a Christian. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2012

      hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha – what is canibis nuh!!!!! hahahahahahahahah

    • budman
      June 26, 2012

      so you really telling us that you didn’t know that cannabis and marijuana is the same thing? reading and general education isn’t on your priority list huh?

      • Justice and Truth
        June 27, 2012

        @ budman

        Sarcastically, we did not learn it in school. When we attended school we never heard of marijuana and cannabis. We were brought up in an innocent age and practically free of criminals – only petty criminals. Thanks be to God.

  23. Realist
    June 25, 2012

    From the surface it would appear as if the those new coastguard vessels are already earning their keep, the US ambassador must be feeling good about his tactical move.

    Sadly the movement of these infamous narcotic substances across this island nation is contributing to the so-call invisible or underground economy. Dominica has grown to depend on it for economic sustenance since it has not been developing its true productive capacity. As such any aggressive tackling of this scourge will reflect dramatically on the economic livelihood of many a person.

  24. KoKo Naughts
    June 25, 2012

    really and truly, that map special eh.

  25. Toucarie massive
    June 25, 2012

    DNO…”TOUCARIE”….first time me see weed like this,when dem pow-pow was putting that in d van,it was falling like stone,well compressed,besides everything I feel sorry for the Lucians,they look like they under a lot of pressure! Unfornately they may be d ones paying for it! I see M16 line up like sand by d bay wii,when wind blow,that weed was soo strong and well cured d scent was spreading wii boi! Dem young fellas could die,dey seeing how dey wud smoke till there brain go off! The police did a good job but we all know it was a sell out! Dey had break when they come so,everybody see d vibes! Sorry guys! best drug bust ever for 2012

  26. ideal
    June 25, 2012

    love the map

  27. ...
    June 25, 2012

    Free up d herb

  28. Channel 1
    June 25, 2012

    Woop!! Woop!! Well done again officers. Hmmm are the US military drones already at work monitoring the Eastern Caribbean waters? These drones should also carry their Hellfire missiles to sink the boats of these drug vagabonds when they are detected.

    • HMMM
      June 26, 2012

      THEY WILL INK MORE THAN THAT WHEN THEIR TRUE AGENDA IS REVEALED… BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR….

    • 1LES-LIE
      June 26, 2012

      The kill more innocent people than what they say they are targeting.

  29. The Inquirer
    June 25, 2012

    It seems that its only the holy herb that seem to get busted. what about the biggest epidemic crack. The holy herb is not the probelm and we all know that.

  30. me
    June 25, 2012

    well, somebody crying again.

  31. Satelite
    June 25, 2012

    DNO, I have read the story but for some wonderful reason, I am enjoying the photo of the Toucari beach. That is certainly a photo of the day.

    • kingamn
      June 26, 2012

      its a lovely shot of the beach

  32. sniff dog
    June 25, 2012

    Always the very dangerous drug….. no cokes in DA, or is it legal? :oops: :oops:

  33. stoic
    June 25, 2012

    wow looks like the market for this plant is very large in DA …… why don’t they grow their won marijuana to begin with…….i know family men that are very hard workers who smoke weed….

    crack on the other hand …..once you start to use it…you become almost homeless……but i have never seen someone from a good background for example a bank worker…a teacher a farmer…who became a crack Dominica …..

    people who smoke marijuana don’t go stealing peoples property to support their habit….crack heads on the other hand do nothing but go around stealing people’s property or stealing their family’s property to buy crack……the women can always prostitute their bodies…………

  34. observant
    June 25, 2012

    The map is a wonderful inclusion in this report!

  35. yep
    June 25, 2012

    WOW!!!!
    DEM US BOATS WORKING ALREADY MAN!!!!!

  36. Anonymous
    June 25, 2012

    good! some cannot have it so hard while some rollin in big ride on poor people and blood money.

  37. CIS
    June 25, 2012

    1800-HINT!
    Good Job stopping the druglords!

  38. baby doll
    June 25, 2012

    them people they hold with they gold the law let them go on till they go gwada gold is more then a lil weed so doe press them man dawn like dat cathey and her man did more than just dat and she say she sick and she in all sewo do press them

  39. jump
    June 25, 2012

    Some investors loose their money. Take that suckers. well done officers.

  40. The Man
    June 25, 2012

    what a lil weed going n do you? it doh have no jobs around eno, so like cat williams say you aint got no job, u aint going to school homie hit that blunt @ least three times a day

    • WHAT?
      June 25, 2012

      Go and do something with your life. Educate yourself. what you think adult education there for???

      • HMMM
        June 26, 2012

        NO SENSE… IT HAVE PEOPLE THAT GO SCHOOL ALL THEIR LIFE AND THEY STILL CANNOT FIND A JOB… PULL STRING TAKING BLOWS…..

    • ...with your spirit!
      June 26, 2012

      “…what a lil weed going to do..” That is A LOT of weed!

    • High speed
      June 26, 2012

      damn fool.

  41. ....................
    June 25, 2012

    Good. Awaiting for a cocaine bust too…Are those involved in the trade too big to be touched?

    • Justice and Truth
      June 25, 2012

      They will be caught in time. Cocaine may be easier to hide and to detect.

  42. Peeping Tom
    June 25, 2012

    Well-done! Thank you, officers.

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      June 25, 2012

      I wish to join Peeping Tom in congratulating the Drug squad and the Coast guard Unit of the Dominica Police Force and the Preventive Branch of the Dominica Customs and Excise Department for a job well done. It is our hope that this is just the beginning of many more such busts following the commissioning of the two new vessels donated by the American government. Soon, we’ll hearing of cocaine busts, human trafficking busts, illegal immigrant busts, money-laundering busts etc. as the police in consultation with their American and French counterparts increase their patrol and surveillance of the hitherto unprotected northern coast of Dominica to the chagrin of those who are intent in engaging in these illegal activities in our waters.

  43. مسلم
    June 25, 2012

    Let these guys export the cannibis, more money for the country.

    • Justice and Truth
      June 25, 2012

      Export them to where? Police authorities on the other side will catch up with them. They cannot run and hide easily. Cease drug trafficking! It is illegal and you will end up in trouble with the Law. Get a legal job. Grow fruits and vegetables for export. This is healthy and financially beneficial. Your head will be held up high rather than bent or down. In so doing you will not have to hide from the Police and sneak into Dominica or elsewhere.

  44. MALAWAY
    June 25, 2012

    Good work.

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