Major cocaine bust

The cocaine seized during Thursday’s bust

The police have arrested two individuals on drug charges in an operation several miles off the coast of Roseau.

The operation netted some 100,000 grams of cocaine.

According to Police PRO Inspector John Carbon, the illegal substance was found when members of the the Coast Guard, Customs and Drug Squad personnel of the Marine Unit intercepted an open keel boat at 10:30 pm on Thursday.

The boat, named “Just In Time”, was powered by two 200 HP engines.

The police have not released the names the individuals who were arrested.

Sources told DNO the cocaine is worth between EC $ 3-5 million.

Meanwhile members of the Drug Squad uprooted and destroyed 11,744 cannabis trees in the heights of Carholm in an operation on Thursday.

One man is being sought in connection with that operation, the police say.

The cannabis trees destroyed by police

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115 Comments

  1. Patriot
    August 12, 2012

    @ IS True

    Report the Corrupt Police – Call 1 800 HINT. See it, Hear it, Call it.

  2. is dat u hear wii
    August 12, 2012

    sell it and build a bigger jail

  3. Papa Met
    August 12, 2012

    maybe if the government create more jobs, then less drugs would come in

  4. la money
    August 12, 2012

    so tell me why de prime minister love Venezuela like dat …..too much money not enough more money

  5. Just in time
    August 12, 2012

    All those that saying Police in that is jealous they jealous. The police living in big block house with two ride but all that is loans. They. Next to Clever and they not getting nothing and their plywood house falling on them. Maybe if they was selling out the Clever they wouldn’t b jealous of his friends.

  6. Anthony P. Ismael
    August 11, 2012

    That’s some serious “Weight.” I just hope that it’s accounted for during the upcoming trial. Sometimes, evidence mysteriously disappears from the evidence room. :-D

  7. Anonymous
    August 11, 2012

    The police was just in time to hold that boat…JustIN time

  8. is TRue
    August 11, 2012

    we going to hear some police dead too. because they just corrupted…canna unda stand that…hope u protecting urself my brother…and the polce woman that have d drug man grandbay there dey does neva hold him, cuz she standing by her man, doe matter wat…

  9. you and you
    August 11, 2012

    dem man sellout we boy…the arresting but i hope wen the go court they sellout the police that in it…he want to be roughing up pple more but he no he in that business…

  10. Just in time
    August 11, 2012

    The rest of the shipment still in the shed. Next boat next 100 kg ready to go.this time is day time.

  11. Observer
    August 11, 2012

    Why arrest a man for growing a plant? the plant God made, the soil is fertile. I can understand if the man is cought selling but not for growing a plant that can be used to make tea.

  12. Dominicanpearl2
    August 10, 2012

    Thank God our officers did nto get injured. Less drugs to go around. Tip off or no tip off. Great Job!!!

    • monster
      August 12, 2012

      @dominican pearl2 u talkin like them corruted bastard police themselves better.dominica right now is race plp beating to get rich,even those thats enforcing the law.so know what u talking about before u open your jaws.is the same police officers that say they upholding the law that abusing it the most,and who are they really protecting;anybody can be a victim.

  13. Justice and Truth
    August 10, 2012

    Just in time. We caught them just in time. Could make a song or write a poem about that. Good job Officers. Keep it up to rid Dominica from such evil elements which specifically contaminate the minds and the life of youths.

    • August 12, 2012

      We caught then, I did not know that you are a police officer/custom officer and,SIU officer/Drug Enforcement officer, oh yep not even in Toronto

      As far as i know you are not a member of the Peel Police Services, the OPP nor the RCMP,so shut the hell up

  14. Unique
    August 10, 2012

    Them drug fellas are idiots… :-D they not seeing police starting t catch all of them. :-P

  15. Unique
    August 10, 2012

    Between 3-5 million dollars…hmmm thats a lot of money ehhh. The things that people do to make quick money…smh…so sad :-?

  16. as i see it
    August 10, 2012

    i would like to no where all that cocaine coming from….and who is the money man behid that.that is cocaine papa…in lest then 2 months DA had 2 major cocaine bust.. it had a shooting in goodwill some ppl say cocaine that do that.well as i see it i just cover Dominica with the blood of Jesus…and speak life to the ppl…4 them shipment of cocaine there is death.

  17. Ms. James
    August 10, 2012

    So hear that now…

    1.) Them dealers and them police men, must have some sort of contact. And will you officers SHOW us what you do with the drugs that you all “bust.” 8-O

    2.) Why don’t you teach those fellers a NASTY lesson for doing drugs like, “once you get in, you get out ROUGH so please stop.” :twisted:

    3.) The drugs doesn’t only satisfy them in wealth, it leaves families in grief. These dealers should not do this to people. :cry:

    4.) GET STRAIGHT OFFICERS, STOP ENFORCING CERTAIN UNOFFICIAL AND ILLEGAL DRUG ACTS. :evil:

    5.) Dominicans, stay strong! :lol:

  18. Neg Gwanbay
    August 10, 2012

    Damn!!!Alot of prominent doctors and lawyers and businessmen wondering how they going to get that money back:Invest bigger on the next shipment.

    • la money
      August 12, 2012

      is a vybes plannin to overload dominica shore wit more stuff lol

  19. May
    August 10, 2012

    Thats just a big joke. Soon their lawyers will get them out on bail and they will be back at it in no time!!!! Just like the businessman from Bathestate who was out on bail and was arrested for a similar offence. He is out on bail again for the second time and the first case has not even been called.Go for the GOLD Miah!!!

  20. Look It
    August 10, 2012

    Since like drugs past bread in dominica

  21. August 10, 2012

    BUST in TIME” The Drones are working we need one in every parish. We also need a Sea plane.

  22. glad
    August 10, 2012

    good job officers

  23. D/ca
    August 10, 2012

    These men who were caught bringing these poison to Dominica to pollute the minds of our children, are criminals and as such their pictures and that of the boat should be shown to the public.The police should not hide them.
    I hope these drugs together with all the other ones that have been conficicated will be burnt in a public showing.
    In the mean time the Gov’t should be creating jobs for all the young men who are seating on the side of the road every day. Although this is no excuse for going into crime.

    • Lapo L'ai
      August 10, 2012

      The goernment does not directly create jobs except for the few that are created in the public services.(government workers).It is the job of the private sector(private business) to invest their money in different fields, such as manufacturing,services,construction, transportation etc.Lets not forget we live under a capitalist system of government.Please look up what is meant by the term capitalist system of government.

  24. August 10, 2012

    I find it so odd,. such a large quantity of cocaine going to an island where it is my understand the people have barely any money for the basics of life,.. there has to be more to these Cocaine busts than what I am reading. Curious to know where the final destination is… maybe more drone work for the yankees… with the drones over the carribean I think there will be a whole lot more of these busts coming. Good job DA Police for nabbing this nasty drug and the animals that deal it.

    • life
      August 10, 2012

      Dominica is a transit point, it dont stay there.

  25. Curious
    August 10, 2012

    Ask them about the missing young men.

    • Boss Man
      August 11, 2012

      is them dat had the drugs

  26. logical thinking.
    August 10, 2012

    Iam in firm support that crack & coke should have zero tollerance to them, i am further concerned of the double standared that is involved in the trading of the drug, especially by the top brass.
    I am against the police /the systm herassing the poor man trying to make a living with marijuana, marijuana has rescued several states economy when things go brown, we are now in real brown time, perhaps skero should take a page in Ralphs policy book, cause all over Vincy one will find ganga growing.
    just google marijuana and look up the history and the positives of the plant.

  27. logical thinking.
    August 10, 2012

    Any time marijuana is ligalised the state will not make the amount of money it is accustomed to making, any time one hears of controle is because the route can be controlled by the catells, something has to happen to show that there is controle but we are not fooled by that we know the top boys do not want small fish to play in theit path.

  28. me1
    August 10, 2012

    Just in Time just ran out of time. That is a killer blow and you know somebody going to pay for it, one way or the other. Sometimes hard work really pays off, to the young ones, do not try to take the quick way out of poverty, work hard for what you want.

  29. Haha
    August 10, 2012

    Respect just in time

  30. parapit
    August 10, 2012

    lol somebody gona pay for dat ..another drug man must take the fall for the mmoney them big boys invest i waiting to hear who get killed :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  31. Mr.Gouty
    August 10, 2012

    Jail dem for life , good job police you have our support

    • grandbay
      August 12, 2012

      people killing pple and they out so what the hell

  32. Realist
    August 10, 2012

    How come there have been a huge surge in drug bust this year?? Something not making sense, is not smarter the police have become for sure. An why do you measure large quantities in grams instead of kilograms to simplify things?

    Could this just be a show to cover up for something greater?

    • Malgraysa
      August 10, 2012

      Carson, wake up. Is not for nothing the U.S. gave us extra boats and equipment. We getting far better intelligence and now have little excuse not to act. Good work coastguard/police/customs!

    • who is in the squad
      August 10, 2012

      It depends on who are the officers in the squad at the time for the most part. There was a time when some dedicated, honest, clean cops made up the anti drug squad and they made busts and arrests often, then the squad changed. These guys are clean for the most part. Well done guys

    • jump
      August 10, 2012

      If u were listening to the new u would have learned that the U.S have out a drone over the Caribbean seas. So good luck drug dealers and runners.

    • Sigh
      August 10, 2012

      Are you in Kindergarten?

    • Justice and Truth
      August 10, 2012

      @ Realist

      It is a show to uncover something evil. Ever gave this a thought negative person? :twisted:

  33. Met Veya
    August 10, 2012

    Well done officers. Keep up the good work. However, I hope that all the cocaine found will be accounted for so as not to jeopardize the case,

  34. police woman
    August 10, 2012

    wow bad news all that weed gone to waste

    • Justice and Truth
      August 10, 2012

      Some police woman or are you a perpetrator? Gone to your ‘waist’ which is why there was the major cocaine bust, so that it does not contribute to your demise. :twisted:

  35. providence
    August 10, 2012

    you have cops making deals with drugs dealers just ask the past PC. how is it that the can find out who bringing the coke and the cannot charge the police that giving the drug men the information. it looks like a inside job the cops are protecting there own distribution out let according to PC.

  36. anonymous2
    August 10, 2012

    Did they just get lucky or did they have a tip.

    • budman
      August 10, 2012

      all of these major drug busts are initiated by tip offs

      • Justice and Truth
        August 10, 2012

        @ budman

        You may have a good point. It makes good sense.

  37. PrettyS
    August 10, 2012

    hmm they can find ppl with drugs on sea, miles off d coast, but they couldnt stay on it and look for those missing men. hmph!
    is drugs alone dem police behind.

    • jump
      August 10, 2012

      Why should the police go and search and rescue people that are bent on illegal activities.

      • Secretary
        August 10, 2012

        Because they are still HUMAN BEINGS……. despite

      • Choice
        August 10, 2012

        Because they are human beings. There is good in everyone. Furthermore what you saying is just an allegation, you can determine people lives based on allegations.

      • budman
        August 10, 2012

        this is probably not the smartest thing you have said this week.

      • Boss Man
        August 11, 2012

        is drugs the go for to destroy the youths… let them die!

    • Justice and Truth
      August 10, 2012

      @ PrettyS

      Sad to say the missing men may have sunk with the boat or are they elsewhere where they have not yet been found or cannot be seen. Is someone holding them? Time will tell.

  38. hummm
    August 10, 2012

    The only businesses doing well in Dominica is Drug Business. One businessperson said if it wasn’t for drug trade their business would fail, that is how all those well dressed UNEMPLOYED young women have cash to shop and bling! I always question the ‘so called’ fishermen who have big boats with 200 and 250 hp engines, 1st do they need that to fish? 2nd how can they afford it? simple. but GREAT JOB policemen, keep it up!!

    • Bring Em Young Mormo
      August 10, 2012

      what about the marine constables who own 2 Toyota RAV

      • jealous
        August 11, 2012

        bank own

  39. jump
    August 10, 2012

    Well done officers. Even if they say all you corrupt I wonder how is it all you and frustrating them drug men and women. Keep on walking on the straight and narrow path. All those that saying police crooked I beg them to sell out them crooked cops.

  40. Marcus Hill
    August 10, 2012

    But onece you charge them you can release their names? Right? So what is the hold up?

    DNO I want to know the names of the alleged Drug Dealers please.

    2 200 HP engines?? My my my!!!

    • Justice and Truth
      August 10, 2012

      @ Marcus

      Patience!

      • August 12, 2012

        Thank you Teacher Mildred teacher William for doing all the correction

  41. SUNSHINE
    August 10, 2012

    Guess what you all were out of time this time,not just in time,the name of the boat worked against you all that time.lol

  42. Anonymous
    August 10, 2012

    man mus do drugs because they chaecking chiney taking all the job.

  43. tiny
    August 10, 2012

    and to think in americathat a banks can be taken for performing transactions with certain countries….but when they get billions of dollars in cocaine money..they charge them a million dollars….

    those in power do not want to put an end to the cocaine trade….simple

    they have managed to control the production of meth ..by controlling the products that it is made of….because meth have a more serious impact on the family unit and the body than cocaine

    it’s all a game me the little fish will keep paying the price

    the war against rugs is a joke……you think they want to give up all that money

    • tiny
      August 10, 2012

      correction…a bank license can be taken

  44. smile
    August 10, 2012

    these kind of things will not end, where so much money is invoved, people will do whatever it takes to get it. God cannot lie, the LOVE of MONEY is the ROOT of ALL EVIL

    • Justice and Truth
      August 10, 2012

      @ smile

      One day they will pay the price. God is patient. His eyes are on them.

  45. (.) (.)
    August 10, 2012

    Hmmmmmm…guess some people not going to be rich this weekend. Let me go play the lottery eh

    • Justice and Truth
      August 10, 2012

      Nor will they be rejoicing or sleeping well and in peace.

  46. Haha
    August 10, 2012

    Stay safe bro.they can’t stop reggae

  47. .
    August 10, 2012

    I wonder how much money does weed put into DA’s economy???
    Look now even USA taking steps to legalize it.

    • mrs p
      August 10, 2012

      I am leaving in america and that is not true

      • Justice and Truth
        August 10, 2012

        ‘Living’. I am living in Canada and this is also not so. The drug addicts are trying but I doubt, specifically under the present Federal government, P.M. Harper, they will ever succeed. I like this PM. He is a Conservative. I have no doubt that he would like to weed out the undesirables, those who cause trouble and gun-totting murderers out of this country who are a menace to the Canadian society. I do not blame him one bit. I support him all the way.

  48. providence
    August 10, 2012

    what about the dirty cops that is in bed with the drug dealers. there is law for a poor man who has to send his kids to school, no jobs what do you want we the fellas on the block to do. them police in it to so why cant we plant some weed. jah bless

  49. Anonymous
    August 10, 2012

    “Meanwhile members of the Drug Squad uprooted and destroyed 11,744 cannabis trees in the heights of Carholm in an operation on Thursday.”

    Does anyone mind telling me where Carholm is? I’ve never heard of that place before. thanks

    • August 10, 2012

      where d dam durst there

    • The Blackheart Man
      August 10, 2012

      heights of st joseph..poorest community on de island

    • Anonymous
      August 11, 2012

      in the heights of St. joseph / mero

  50. MUDD
    August 10, 2012

    Dominicans excuses are there’s no job so we have to sell drugs (how lame), but everyday Haitian comes to our country and they working. So tell me, is it laziness or what….

    • August 10, 2012

      Again this will continue, cause the fine is nothing,what the authorities need to do is to take everything them drugs dealers have houses, vehicles, money whatever the possess, and also fine then a hefty fine, send them up in the jail for ten or more years, until then they will continue their trade

      Once caught them guys know that they will go back and buy some more cause they have the money and their homes, bank account etc are untouchable

      • Anonymous
        October 17, 2013

        Amen to that. Everyday I read news from Dominica, and reads all about this drugs I am so ashamed to know my island people are doing this things and destroyig the good name of the country.

    • Anonymous
      August 10, 2012

      it is laziness!!

    • HATE
      August 10, 2012

      good point!

  51. FAIRNESS!!
    August 10, 2012

    100 keys!! Oh My God! Please save Dominica!

  52. woodfordhill girl
    August 10, 2012

    :lol: I guess”just in time”didn’t make it to shore just in time the squad.intetcepted them”just in time” :lol:

  53. Tom
    August 10, 2012

    Can’t cocaine be recycled into some kind of organic high grade fertilizer or something? Almost seems as if millions are flushed down the toilet when national debts could be paid off in days! :mrgreen:

  54. lightbulb
    August 10, 2012

    100 keys.. well somebody gonna cry, choo poole for dem

    • budman
      August 10, 2012

      no, somebody going to die.

  55. observer
    August 10, 2012

    thumbs up to the to this combined effort of police/customs. a job well done

  56. Anonymous
    August 10, 2012

    Good job it is time

  57. Tri-State Beauty
    August 10, 2012

    Well JUST IN TIME got caught. It was about time police start to run down cocaine runners.

  58. TW
    August 10, 2012

    Good Job cops
    Keep it up the night is Darkest before the Dawn so things will get worse before they get better. Stay on the right path and get us through

  59. patriot
    August 10, 2012

    ALWAYS GIVE A STREET VALUE BUST.

  60. j/a
    August 10, 2012

    that’s more like it stop the drugs before it reaches our shores and not harassing a man smoking a little weed in his back yard or is that the big man an them in the force didn’t have a cut in this one

  61. Sunshine
    August 10, 2012

    Good Work officers.

  62. loveable
    August 10, 2012

    that good for them i hope that will teach the others that selling mj and cocaine and look for hard work to do……………….do give them bale

    • hmph
      August 10, 2012

      y and they bailing those murders hmph !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :?:

      • hmph
        August 10, 2012

        *murderers

  63. bigmack
    August 10, 2012

    the police were just in time

  64. no idiot
    August 10, 2012

    Great!! More to come.

  65. Doe watch nntin
    August 10, 2012

    one thing them police dont play those days….. Thumps up to the CDPF

  66. Peeping Tom
    August 10, 2012

    Great job, guys. Thank you!

  67. Jespen
    August 10, 2012

    good news

  68. Hmmmm
    August 10, 2012

    Good Job! Keep these poisons out of our young people’s hands.

  69. Morihei Ueshiba
    August 10, 2012

    What another drug bust again, what happen this country is a druggie country man, so dem fellas selling drugs, and chinese building Dominica, dat layba party bwoy!
    8)

    • woodfordhill girl
      August 10, 2012

      Everything doesn’t have to be political get it together.

    • Love da
      August 10, 2012

      Hurricane on it’s way let blame DLP. Some of us are so ignorant it’s not funny anymore.

      • Morihei Ueshiba
        August 10, 2012

        @Love DA, Ignorance is when a Govt in power impoverishing its people lowering their standard of living and people like u condoning it, lower taxes, make life easier for Dominicans and i bet u will see a decrease in drug use, and yes God punishes nations with plagues & natural disaster when they SIN! :mrgreen:

    • virgo
      August 10, 2012

      When will you ever say, something constructive? OH my goodness.

  70. wow
    August 10, 2012

    one thing …Police on point those days en

    • Anonymous
      August 10, 2012

      no joke nah…..

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