Drug and fire arm related arrest in Penville

Drug bust GuadeloupePolice have arrested a man from Penville on suspicion for possession of firearm and possession of cocaine, with intent to supply.

The arrest was made by members of the Drug Squad on Friday, January 22, during the execution of a search warrant.

One Marlin .44 rifle and 30 kilograms of alleged cocaine, with an approximate street value of EC$801,000 were seized.

This follows on the heels of a drug bust in Tan Tan on January 5, where 22.6 kilograms of cocaine, with a street value of EC$603,420 were seized, along with 4.5 kilograms of marijuana, valued at EC$9,400.

Investigations are ongoing.

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24 Comments

  1. BEB
    January 25, 2016

    I have one problem with the Police PRO when he gave the report to the radio station, he said “one male adult of Penville was arrested” I know that when ever u are using ‘one’, a name should be followed. He should only have said “a young man from Penville had been arrested”

  2. January 25, 2016

    Times change things get harder wi all need a way to survive so yes to de drug move we even going to bring it to your door step,member do right u gain success .who kno wat under table deals d politian do wit our tax money.we all want money and dat is in dat life time we can get it

  3. January 25, 2016

    Business booming, More fire, smoke them out. Merchants of Death.

  4. The General
    January 25, 2016

    Well with suspicion. Unless you don,t test the substance and proved it is cocaine it is suspicion.

    • Silver Grass
      January 26, 2016

      Do the cops have to sniff it in order to test the effects, and make sure it’s indeed coke? Maybe some of them are just there to test the substance.

  5. January 25, 2016

    Citizens, tourists, and those planning to visit Dominica
    will appreciate the good work done by the Dominica Drug Squad.

    Once again in this drug bust we see a relationship between drugs and fire arms. Drug dealers often carry fire arms for their own protection, and also sell them along with the drugs.

    Cocaine is a harmful drug.

    Some including business and professional people who have begun to use cocaine have been known to experience the complete destruction of their thought processes and turned to crime.

    There has been serious illness and deaths from overdosing. There has also been sickness and death from using bad stuff that looked like cocaine but had been ”cut”, in other words mixed with some other white substance.

    A pusher will sometimes sell bad stuff. A buyer who finds he was sold bad stuff will sometimes retaliate, that is if he survives the ordeal and can find the pusher.

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

    • January 25, 2016

      Legalizing any illegal drug will not help.

      (1) It will NOT change the content of the drug. A drug that is habit forming will still be habit forming. A drug that is harmful to the body will continue to be harmful to the body.

      (2) It will not cut back on the use of the drug. Studies have shown the more available any substance is the more it will be used.

      (3) Those who are now breaking the drug laws that prohibit the production, sale, and purchase of a drug would ignore any new drug laws to avoid buying a license or paying sales tax. Under aged users would continue to buy from the former illegal dealers who would sell to them because this is a big part of their business.

      (4) Those who sell illegally now are not going to declare their transactions to the government and start paying income tax. They never have. They are not going to start now.

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

      • January 25, 2016

        Except that a number of countries, such as Portugal and Switzerland, have actually run the experiment, and from that we know that you’re wrong on all counts. Treating drug abuse as a public health matter rather than a criminal one leads to much, much less harm overall. The American states legalising cannabis are learning the same lesson.

        Look, if you don’t think people should use drugs and you’re comfortable using authoritarian measures to enforce your will, well, that’s your prerogative. But your old ideas have utterly failed for decades. It’s time to let them go.

    • Just4 laughs
      January 25, 2016

      Rev. Hill! Dominica is not developing would you agree?
      Now crimes etc go hand in hand with development true or false?
      So if we are not developing and we have so much crime are we going sideways?
      Patronage is at its best all the duty free to residing natives who are neither in industry have SUVs sitting on balconies etc. Many a Muckraker are disseminating information on passport sales bin bobol, fertilizer
      The Mutualistas are on a roll, bullmoose Neo-DLPites help install a political boss Da is certainly in her gilded age today. The big joke is crabs income cannot account for a car let alone villas today a man is being sent to jail for a tin of sardines. Midnight groovers sang about un coco no a magistrate sentences 4 a can of sardines. we are certainly developing sideways.

      • January 26, 2016

        Actually, what is it you are trying to say :?:

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

  6. Caretaker
    January 25, 2016

    I think you need to read another fourth time. We found the drugs in his possession but, has he claim responsibility and said yes they belong to me, Is he alone or has he got others with him, where did he got them from and by whom, are there any more of the same. Finally who is buy from you. This is one of the reasons why you can never become a policeman because you don’t have what it takes

  7. Crab Catching Ministry
    January 25, 2016

    “Police have arrested a man from Penville on suspicion for possession of firearm and possession of cocaine, with intent to supply.”

    Really? So the police suspected the man had firearm and suspected he had cocaine, therefore they arrested him eh? Were they in his possession or just a suspect?

    This to me sounds as if the police was either not sure or they did not want to inform us. You see that Tan Tan / Penville road? There is a lot happening in secret there especially with the police station that was closed in that area. In fact people from that area can literally catch crab, own villas, and become millionaires without being investigated.

  8. KID ON THE BLOCK
    January 25, 2016

    ubbleboy, Is blasting your uncle? You sound so foolish my brother. You there with me? Hope you get it my brother!

  9. They ain;t ready yet
    January 25, 2016

    I did not know the last /latest former police commissioner turned journalist!
    Only he could write like that. Remember ‘ just one word- total garbage’- that was 2 ex comish lmao

  10. Titiwi
    January 25, 2016

    This may be a bit clumsily written but I certainly do get the message and assume most others do.
    The suspect (note he is not convicted of any crime at this stage) was found in possession of two suspected illegal substances, with intent to supply (i.e. sell them for profit) and an unauthorized firearm and ammunition. Enough ground for him to be arrested “on suspicion” and be brought before the court for a hearing, and possible subsequent sentencing. If I read that incorrectly I gladly stand to be corrected. Let’s concentrate on what is relevant and stop nitpicking.

    • Dohwad
      January 25, 2016

      Titiwi ur first line/intro was/is great. -pt in question these muckrakers/Journalists- wanna bees
      have to learn to write. Nitpicking is important as it saves us the readers from misconstruingfact, untruths call em what U will.

  11. koule wyyayi
    January 25, 2016

    Is it alleged as you stated? If not I am asking to please hit him with the greatest penalty and keep Dominica, the land that I love safe. Don’t they see what these kind of drug is doing to the people who use it?

  12. Me
    January 25, 2016

    Good to see the new French radar is working.

  13. bubbleboyrismality
    January 25, 2016

    “Police have arrested a man from Penville on suspicion for possession of firearm and possession of cocaine, with intent to supply.” I READ THIS STATEMENT THRICE, AND STILL CAN’T UNDERSTAND IT. SUSPICION FOR POSESSION OF TWO ILLEGALITIES, AND THE INTENT TO SUPPLY. All that time they are “suspicious,” but they arrested him because they didn’t want him to possess it, nor sell it. You get it?

    • Just 4 laughs
      January 25, 2016

      THE WRITER IS A MAGICIAN-now U see it now U don’t

    • Peace
      January 25, 2016

      You make no sense. Stupessss … What don’t you call charge office at CDPF; 448-2222 and inquire about the charge; what he was changed with; etc. So you think DNO just made it up. smh

      • bubbleboyrismality
        January 26, 2016

        I beg you pardon!! What did you just say? You too, I don’t understand.

    • thea
      January 25, 2016

      arrest on suspicion means.. there is reasonable grounds to believe that the person has committed an offence… its either on suspicion or with a warrant…

      • bubbleboyrismality
        January 26, 2016

        So, with suspicion the officer doesn’t need a warrant? If that’s the case many more arrests should be taking place.

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