Police arrest three in Capuchin drug bust

drug-bust2Three men are in custody following a major police drug operation in Capuchin on Wednesday.

Two bags containing a substance “resembling cocaine and seven bags of alleged cannabis” were seized.

Police PRO, Inspector John Carbon, said the members of the Drug Squad, Task Force, Coast Guard and officers were conducting an anti-drug operation when what he described as “the illegal substances” were found in an open keel boat, powered by two 50 HP motors, named Anika.

Three men, all locals, were taken into police custody and are being questioned.

Investigations are ongoing, Carbon said.

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80 Comments

  1. bottom line
    February 1, 2014

    now here it is people instead we run our mouths like we normally do just hear this once drugs come into dominica these days and the police stop it well they aint got a say in the load but if it passes well u kno we shall be clapping in our uniforms cause the shipment reach lmao

  2. vinichy
    February 1, 2014

    people these :-? days……..

  3. hmmm
    February 1, 2014

    Poor fren they held u with thousands of euro now is with drugs well pray to God he alone can set you free.

  4. Shelloch Holmes
    February 1, 2014

    We all may agree on one thing and that is! No one is above the law so,if you decide to take a chance don’t get caught.To get caught make you a fool and,if you support a fool,that makes you a bigger fool

  5. January 31, 2014

    Just came back from home for the Christmas, and when I saw what drugs are dong to our Yong people its heart breaking I really wish that there would be more bust and any how these killer drug can stay away from the hands of our people especially the younger ones I say thumbs up to you this drug squads excellence.keep up the good work.

  6. January 31, 2014

    How come I did not hear about silver lakes story
    Some thing police go out of line and some time they must enforce the law stop complaining

  7. Truth
    January 31, 2014

    Its about time to hold a drug bust, fellas smoking drugs on the street like is nothing… when police hold them give me a break, i wont give them break. TASK FORCE my #1 team.

  8. dominican
    January 31, 2014

    What woould you guys have to say if the drugs ended up in your innocent. sons or daughters hands, we all know that there will be no turning back, my God what pain and suffering would the entire family endure. You know let the police do their jobs .in the case of those wanting to legalise you are obviously worthless people with no morales.

    • Rastafari
      January 31, 2014

      Alcohol and cigarettes don’t make much of a difference, have you asked yourself that question? They are sold all over the island. You should go petition the GOV to make them illegal. Why not legalize the rest so the poor man can rake in some cash, as well. I don’t use drugs, I do see society being unfair to the poor and needy.

  9. Be real
    January 31, 2014

    But no one will write on the disruption which the police cause at 3am in Silver lake. Sending dogs to walk up on children while they sleep. Pointing guns at the single mothers, having the children witness the while they pin men on the ground to eat grass and dirt. Refusing to let the children leave the community to go to school and much more. Why is it that little regard is given to the most vulnerable among us? What goes around comes back around.

  10. ymcmb
    January 31, 2014

    legalise the drug it have plenty use

    • Simply the Truth
      January 31, 2014

      You call that plenty use? What use? You have no sense. Are you one of those who ingest it or are a trafficker? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
      Ongoing medical problems, division in the family, loss of job, of funds, of family, brain damage, insanity, reduction to a life of poverty, a swift and premature death at a young age to eternity.

  11. Just Blaze
    January 31, 2014

    I wonder if these are the dealers the PM said that funding the UWP.

    • tr massiv
      January 31, 2014

      one ting it have sell out dat t savanne papa at morne pros does sell out sin eh :twisted:

    • bomboclat
      January 31, 2014

      No in B.E they are and shut your red face!

  12. Ras
    January 31, 2014

    Why fight the weed? America give you guns and boat to fight the weed. Check now they legalizing it for recreational purpose (up to one ounce) because they realize no need fighting it, and from an economical stand point the tax money coming from it is massive. Start a weed growers association and ship the weed, they kill banana start ship weed.

  13. Morihei Ueshiba
    January 31, 2014

    Skerrit must do something to uplift the people so they will stop go in drugs.

  14. Remarkable Lady
    January 31, 2014

    I wonder if is Skerritt that do that too?

  15. .
    January 31, 2014

  16. Naturalistic
    January 31, 2014

    If the country already hard why take away our means of survival?

    • Anonymous
      January 31, 2014

      Go and find a job or work the land , what a lame excuse .

    • REALLY SAD!!
      January 31, 2014

      if its a means of survival why dont you all give it to you family to use. if its not harmful pass it to ur family members let them enjoy what the users enjoying. charity begins at home. wicked souls

    • Dunse Cyat
      January 31, 2014

      Don’t want to sound bias but if we ignored the law
      and let the substances get free then you and your kids life won’t have much value due to the crimes associated with these. What if i said no punishment for murder? Some get caught and other don’t so it is but the law must be preserved. If your a hustler and got enuff 2 invest legally and quit but you dont and later get caught then YOU DESERVE THE HARTIMES!!!

  17. NicE n NaughtY
    January 31, 2014

    I am glad the police officers are doing their jobs but the SAD thing about it is that those same policemen bring the same drugs back on the street, at the end of the day it’s just different dealers.

  18. bougla
    January 31, 2014

    The government should sell the cannabis to Colorado and Washington DC and earn some foreign exchange.

    • Simply the Truth
      January 31, 2014

      Get this straight! Your comment is senseless and serves no useful purpose. :twisted: You do not deserve thumbs up. Those who gave you thumbs up obviously think as you do for “Birds of a feather flock together” and “Show me your friends and I will show you who you are.” :twisted:
      No progressive country wants them. They are all fighting these drugs, catching those traffickers and prosecuting them.
      Toronto is a much safer place now with many arrested and behind bars. Many black youths have been murdered in the past because of illegal drugs, trafficking in them and associating with such people.
      Sadly, some young innocent victims were caught in their war as also some who tried to turn their life around and become good citizens.
      The message is, “Stay away from drugs” and if you want to live a long, happy and fruitful life.

  19. me nuh
    January 31, 2014

    The police are not the ones to say Yes for sure this is cocain or this is weed, the experts have to test the substances to say that’s a drug and what drug it is…. Y allu angry at there things pple get killed when this things come to our shore cause the fellas get greedy

  20. So long they
    January 31, 2014

    They have them man for one day no drugs was fine on boat they lie those cops always want to pin down a man

  21. So long they
    January 31, 2014

    They have them man for one day no drugs was fine on boat they lie those cops always want to pin down a man

    I do not want boat

    • in time to come
      February 1, 2014

      seems like the drugs was FOUND in your system with your “fine” on boat nonsense

  22. v.i till i die
    January 30, 2014

    Taking d bread.go on still is dey dat hav rav4 turning dca.look a corupt contry wii jah.dca can never change d system set up for who hav well hav….n who dont hav dey will never hav

  23. 4CARS
    January 30, 2014

    I’m a corp, I arrested this driver because his breath smells “like” liquor. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  24. Anonymous
    January 30, 2014

    Bravo to you,nothing last forever

  25. Anonymous
    January 30, 2014

    Here we go again! if you are not sure play it safe.THEY ARE POLICE NOT THE PROSECUTING OFFICER.tHIS IS WHAT INVESTIGATING IS ALL ABOUT.nO LOve,or manners but quick to condemn,relax and enjoy the laptop.Off and on we must have a laugh on those at the top.wake up my people life is here to enjoy where are you.deep down they are taking away daily bread.legalised I say

  26. Annon
    January 30, 2014

    They know is cocaine. Free the Seven Bags of Canabis!

    • Musician Kid
      January 31, 2014

      I agree! Go and break a house you’ll say “young men like alu, alu cannot go for hard work to do”

      Go by Astaphans and work for minimum wage for ten years living in a lil box by the river you’ll say “so long the man working by astaphans in that lil job he cannot build a good house, he doe have no ambition”

      Now go in the bush and work hard and not plant bush alu still sending cops up on us.

      Plant veg. it rotten without sale. What do you expect a man to do live like a rat??? I don’t support the coke but marijuana is the way forward for Dominica. Land and water is our resource. If its not for a lil weed sum man sell you dragging no one will feed you, who feels knowz!

      • Razor
        January 31, 2014

        Ou toe sot! Zehzeh.

      • Anonymous
        January 31, 2014

        I understand but living a life dealing drugs is also not the answer.

      • --
        January 31, 2014

        Totally agree!! Free up the herb man!! Waste of police and govt resources to go chase man in bush for treez. Def agree with errything Musician Kid just said..

      • Simply the Truth
        January 31, 2014

        Let me inform you, Waddy Astaphan and his children could tell you how the elder Astaphan labored in D/ca and built his store/empire. He went from door to door selling his goods. He was one of those hard-working people to be admired. He had a vision, saw it, embraced it and made the most of the opportunity. Such D/cans should emulate him.
        The thought is crossing my mind, by the way, he was a Catholic Christian, along with his family who attended Holy Mass and never missed a Sunday Mass. This should tell you something.
        Those who plant vegetables could do likewise. Some people give up too easily. If they did not sell the vegetables so expensive, they would be sold. Furthermore, they will have vegetables to eat, to give to their family for their survival. Illegal drugs which are viewed as quick money, a quick rich scheme are not the answer.
        Those who deal with drugs do not care two hoots about the health and welfare of those whom they sell it to. They do not care how poor those whom they sell it to are and where they get the money from as long as they are paid. If they are not paid, six feet deep for those who fail to pay them. You call this a good and overall healthy business? If you do, you are one sick mortally and spiritually person. Turn to God!

      • vinichy
        February 1, 2014

        just like you

      • blaze out
        February 1, 2014

        man i like dat what de hell dey want people to do free dem man

  27. northside
    January 30, 2014

    There is no one in custody and no drugs were not found thats a lie, i leave in the area and those men are all free

    • Osanna Mowanga
      January 30, 2014

      i hope the Parl Rep for the area is not a part of it.

    • me
      January 31, 2014

      You “leave” in the area?….hmmm…

  28. sa pa sav
    January 30, 2014

    That’s no news just do your job what’s the piont

    • Twissted
      January 31, 2014

      but but but, some people vex man??? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  29. thickerz
    January 30, 2014

    Polices gets richer n poor people suffer

    • me
      January 31, 2014

      “polices”?….wow…u are sooo intelligent

      • Dunse Cyat
        January 31, 2014

        hmmm…the fact that you pointed out this
        ‘insignificant’ error makes you look more dumb!!

    • in time to come
      February 1, 2014

      thickerz is a result of drugs coming into the country “polices” 8-O

  30. 4CARS
    January 30, 2014

    According to the report, the police officers are not sure what they seized. “Substance resembling Cocaine and alleged cannabis.” So what is it they have? All you playing hoop, man,

    • John Doe
      January 30, 2014

      unless the drugs has been sent sent to an analysis for testing.. the Police cant say that it is in fact cocaine.

      • 4CARS
        February 1, 2014

        How can they know is drugs when they don’t know what it is?

    • Jejep
      January 30, 2014

      Fool these are law enforcement terms. It can’t be confirmed to be what they believe it may be, lest the proper analysis is done. Only then will they speak to actual cannabis and cocaine.

      • 4CARS
        February 4, 2014

        :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: Yes wise man. So if when they “test” the “whatever” and find out it was not drugs; what happens? I just took you for a J.A.

    • Simply the Truth
      January 31, 2014

      What do you think it is? Flour or sugar? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

      • Simply the Truth
        January 31, 2014

        white sugar?

      • village girl
        February 1, 2014

        jeeez… Are you that stupid :(

    • budman
      January 31, 2014

      @4cars, when you lack education, as you have clearly demonstrated, these kinds of thoughts erupt from your mouth.

  31. Wondering Eye
    January 30, 2014

    “a substance resembling cocaine?” Then whats the substance resembling cocaine?

    • Anonymous
      January 30, 2014

      It has to be tested before they can confirm what the substance is

    • karla
      January 31, 2014

      maybe white powder demm vooodooo hatian does use

  32. Anonymous
    January 30, 2014

    “resembling cocaine?” so then whats the drug resembling cocaine?

    • That is all
      January 30, 2014

      magnesia powder

    • Razor
      January 31, 2014

      White toothpaste.

    • Twissted
      January 31, 2014

      Legally and logically the law cannot say it is COCAINE until it is tested and proven to be cocaine,so in the meantime it remains an “assumption” i guess

  33. change is a must
    January 30, 2014

    The case will vanish just like the drugs and everyone will go back to their old lives with the exception of some cops, whom will have bigger and more houses and cars! Shame for this country!

    • karla
      January 30, 2014

      CHANGE IS A MUST <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< I COULDNT AGREE MORE U TOOK THESE WORDS OUT MY MOUTH

    • change
      January 30, 2014

      Short yor .wen the police does a great job commend them instead of bashing them.Sacre boohoe marlfayteh allez

      • karla
        January 31, 2014

        ou toe tebber (change] OU PASSA MEME SPELL paying most innocent as if everyone dont know bout dem pow pow dirty secrets oh who knows a pow pow maybe grinding u in the back or front :) :lol:

  34. January 30, 2014

    people doe tied bring drugs in the country

  35. Tj
    January 30, 2014

    I am happy that officers are making drug bust. However, the constant house break ins and lack of police response. Especially in the country side

  36. Jenny
    January 30, 2014

    E Maama ..!

  37. ##D.A.##.
    January 30, 2014

    Carnival coming follow them under every rock, and take it to those agents of death, save our children and our country. Keep the pressure up! Great job by our Law enforcement agencies. We are praying for you all.

  38. Anonymous
    January 30, 2014

    I guess the government did not turn a blind eye on this one. If I can recall clearly I have seen many instances of major drug busts on dno but it has been suggested lately that our young men are being forced to deal drugs for a living while our government turns a blind eye. This is also contrary to reports coming from the US and British.

    • Sac Sot
      January 30, 2014

      So what is your point? The police made a drug bust. Does it mean that the government is not turning a blind eye? When did the police become the government?

      • Razor
        January 31, 2014

        Sac Sot. here is a piece of advice that i borrowed from Simply the Truth, ““Be sure brain is engaged before putting mouth in gear, your fingers to the keyboard and touching “Sent”.”

    • Simply the Truth
      January 31, 2014

      Prior to commenting and even thinking, “Be sure brain is engaged before putting mouth in gear, your fingers to the keyboard and touching “Sent”.
      Not having a job is no reason to commit crimes and also to get a criminal record and probably be imprisoned. Do they not fear that?
      Those people whom you speak of who do not have jobs, who are they?
      What is their status?
      Did they ever attend school?
      If they did, did they complete school?
      What type of jobs are they qualified to perform?What type of job experience they have, if any?
      The above must first be determined prior to making the statement that they do not have jobs and blaming and accusing the PM for their failure to get and hold a job and contributing their fair share to the economy.
      Smarten up and do not place the blame where it does not belong. How many times do you need to be informed that people are responsible for themselves? The way they make their bed it is the same manner they will lie in it.
      The government does not own them. If they did not apply themselves while in school, are dropouts (some of them may never have attended school), what are they qualified for? What type of job could they obtain and hold?
      Some of them are irresponsible people who are not good for anything. They have brought it upon themselves. The only area they appear to be proficient in is a non-law abiding one, some, drug trafficking which is unlawful.

  39. Hard sheep
    January 30, 2014

    Good job officers

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