Over $170,000 of cocaine and ganja seized in Batalie; three arrested

Not actual marijuana seized
Not actual marijuana seized

Three men have been arrested after being found in possession of cocaine and cannabis weed, with a total street value of EC$172,000.

Police PRO, Acting Inspector Pellam Jno Baptiste revealed the Drug Squad Unit of the Police Force led a successful anti-drug operation, at about 10:00 pm, on Sunday, June 5, at Batalie.

“A search was carried out on motor vehicle registration number HB232. The three occupants of the motor vehicle had in their possession 3,000 grams of alleged cocaine, with an approximate street value EC$80,100, and 92 pounds of alleged cannabis weed, with an approximate street value of EC$92,000,” he divulged.

The men, two from Layou, and one from Kingshill, were arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine, possession with intent to supply cocaine, possession of cannabis weed, and possession with intent to supply cannabis weed.

Motor vehicle registration number HB232, and € 800 were also seized by the Police for investigations.

Investigations are ongoing.

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  1. Crimes do not pay.Never permanently
    June 10, 2016

    19 people arrested, drugs, cash and cars seized, in GTA-wide bust – Greater Toronto Area
    by News Staff – 680 News – Posted Jun 9, 2016 7:57 am EDT
    Last Updated Jun 10, 2016 at 1:41 pm EDT
    Toronto police are investigating and firefighters are on the scene after a “clandestine” lab was found near Dundas Street and Dovercourt Road.
    The raids were part of Durham police’s ‘Project Neebing,’ a multi-jurisdictional drug investigation targeting street-level drug trafficking, which began in November of 2015.
    The search warrants took place at 16 locations, stretching from Mississauga east to Belleville. In all, 19 people were arrested.

  2. Crimes do not pay.Never permanently
    June 10, 2016

    Along with discovering a clandestine lab, police seized three handguns, four long guns, cocaine, hashish, marijuana, money, and vehicles.
    Toronto police’s CBRN (Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear) team was called in.
    Durham police had been executing search warrants in the area and at Lake Shore Boulevard and Park Lawn Road, and Toronto police were assisting.
    The drugs seized are worth about $2.4 million, police said, and included more than 80 kilograms of hashish, one kilogram of methamphetamine, 1.6 kilograms of MDMA, and 1.9 kilograms of Benzylpiperazine (BZP).

  3. Face the Facts
    June 9, 2016

    Good job Police and with three arrests. This should put a damper on their illegal activities.

  4. Rational
    June 9, 2016

    Drug abuse is a symptom of personal and economic stress. The world is waking up to the real cost of the war on drugs. The war on drugs creates more violence and more crime and more stress on society. We can not fight a war on symptoms. When hurting people do not have acess to one drug they will switch to even more dangerous drugs such as glue or gasoline or junk food! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5sOh4gKPIg

    • Face the Facts
      June 9, 2016

      That is your opinion. It is their business if they continue to ply the illegal trade. They should not have commenced in the first place and get addicted to it.
      They will pay for their crimes. Their health will also take its toll. It will be their funeral.

  5. Again we have an example of cocaine and cannabis being sold by the same people.

    There would be no justification for legalizing either one of them.

    Cocaine does damage to the brain and nervous system in a way that changes the personality sometimes results in violence and other criminal behavior.

    Cannabis damages parts of the brain responsible for memory and learning. Students who smoke the weed on a regular basis have experienced a drop in their grades. and a significant percentage of the drop out of school.

    Marijuana is called a ”gateway drug” because it is the first drug many experiment with (not counting tobacco and alcohol) before moving on to cocaine or a harder drug. Anything that introduces young people to the drug scene now is very bad since there are newer drugs in pill form that are life threatening. Kids are taking drugs in combination and there have been deaths across Canada.

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist. (Diploma in Drug Studies)

    • Lisa Bernier
      June 9, 2016
    • bonjay
      June 11, 2016

      (not counting tobacco and alcohol).. that just mean to say they ignoring tobacco and alcohol as gateway drugs even though they are the real gateway drugs.

      • We are not ignoring tobacco and alcohol. Both are physically and socially harmful and neither should be legal.

        Most people who smoke marijuana smoked tobacco and drank alcohol before they ever touched marijuana so both could be called “gateway drugs”. This is the very reason I said marijuana is the first drug many people try NOT COUNTING tobacco and alcohol.

        However, one point should be made.

        Many people smoke tobacco and drink alcohol but never go on to smoke marijuana. Once they smoke marijuana they are far more apt to try cocaine or heroine and it is then that many do. This is a why I thought of marijuana as the “gateway” not one of the other substances.

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist (Diploma in Drug Studies) (Pastoral Counselor Certificate)

  6. June 9, 2016

    When allyou children get hooked on weed and cocaine and their teeth fall out, they steal, and sell their bodies ,lets see if you guys would say legalise.
    As for the good for notning people who are constantly on the PM’s back May the good Lord continue to bless and guide you. Dig a pit for yourselves whilst allyou digging for Skeritt.
    Words have power to perform i keep warning allyou.

    • Some of these people do not think the drug problem will every touch their families. Worse still is the fact that others do not care. Their own lives are so entrenched in sin they have no values left. They have lost all sight of their families.

      The only answer to the drug problem is a revival of New Testament Christianity in word and deed. Let the life changing gospel of the grace of God be preached in the churches so people will surrender to Christ and be saved. That is the gospel as it is defined in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. It is ”the power of God unto salvation” for all who believe it according to Romans 1:16.

      This gospel must be BELIEVED before it will bring God’s salvation into the human heart. But nothing else will save you because we are not saved by religious rituals or by doing good works.

      ”For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest
      any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8,9)


  7. Shade
    June 9, 2016

    Well done. put the culprits in jail and through away the key!!!

    • Shade
      June 9, 2016


    • Put them in jail because that is what they deserve. But take to them the gospel there! Tell them how to gets saved.

      ”For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”

      This is the answer to drug addiction. It has God’s own promise attached to it! Listen … … …

      ”Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, …” (2 Corinthians 5:17,18)

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist

  8. Buy-Election
    June 9, 2016

    Police PRO, Acting Inspector Pellam Jno Baptiste , good job of reporting on drugs. However Pellam, I wish you would report to the nation the roll that the Royal Police Force of St. Lucia played in the defeat of their Labor party this week, May 6. Here is a report into the role they played, and I wish you would comment on it http://stluciatimes.com/2016/06/08/police-secret-campaign-remove-slp

    • It would not be proper protocol for a Dominican Police Inspector to comment on the political activity of a police force in another nation. I am nor saying he would not do it only that it would be irregular and not expected.

      It could be understood to mean that the Dominican Police Force should be expected to take a similar course of action which may not necessarily be true since circumstances may be altogether different.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

    • Face the Facts
      June 9, 2016

      Do we care? Who cares? Dominica is Dominica. St. Lucia is St. Lucia. Each are different and must see about their internal affairs.
      Furthermore, your comment is irrelevant to this article.

  9. Time to legalize it !
    June 9, 2016

    It’s just a waist of time !
    Time to legalize it !

  10. !!!MKO!!!
    June 9, 2016

    That alone allu Police Good For!!
    Put a Search Team Together and Find the Missing Petite Soufriere Girl Thats what allu have to do.. Its been 25 days now!!!

      June 9, 2016

      so why are you not searching too, or go to the station and be part of, or organize the search team, instead of playing on internet

  11. Tjebe Fort
    June 9, 2016

    So is not only fish they landing at Batalie?

  12. Legalize the weed but jail those who possess, transport and distribute cocaine!

  13. NUWP
    June 9, 2016

    good job police. keep working hard. lets protect our children from these ills in our society.


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