UPDATE: Police arrest two in drug bust

The illegal substance was seized south of Dominica
The illegal substance was seized south of Dominica

One Dominican and a Vincentian are in police custody following a major drug bust which took place south of Dominica on Wednesday.

Some 678 pounds of alleged cannabis and 6 pounds of alleged hashish were seized during the bust.

According to police PRO, Inspector John Carbon, the illegal substances were discovered around 8:00 am on Wednesday (April 16) during anti-drug operations conducted by members of the Drug Squad and Coast Guard.

During the operation an open keel boat, named ‘Slick’ with registration number J7-178-PMH and powered by a 75 and a 85 horse power engine, was also seized.

The drugs have a street value of $680,000.

The two men are being questioned by the police as investigations into the matter continue.

The boat was also seized in the operation
The boat was also seized in the operation
The drugs at the port in Fond Cole
The drugs at the port in Fond Cole

 

 

 

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76 Comments

  1. rain$ue me."
    April 18, 2014

    That was their last trip. All the previous trips got in safely – enough money inside for the bail.

  2. April 17, 2014

    And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
    And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat……..babylon ah fi dead!

  3. April 17, 2014

    Hello and good afternoon my people. I want to say thanks to all our Law Enforcement Officers who are risking their lives to prevent this poison from reaching our citizens. Thanks again Officers and keep up the good work.

  4. drugs
    April 17, 2014

    all dat drugs going down d drain and I doe even smoke a joint in dat …..JAH BOY

  5. faceup
    April 17, 2014

    Man just decriminalise the weed and stop stressing people with that NONSENSE ! 8-O

  6. native son
    April 17, 2014

    let us go back to see what is written about weeds in the first page of genesis

  7. native son
    April 17, 2014

    my argument is this GOD put weed on earth man brutalising man for GOD creation so therefore man is fighting against creation. we call on the almighty for all sorts of things so i am calling on the Almighty to put his hand in this.

  8. c
    April 17, 2014

    These guys must be idiots ,how can they allow dominican police with biggest mouth and no training to catch them.

  9. Simply the Truth
    April 17, 2014

    Some people continue to be bold and take chances hoping they will never be caught. Bear the consequences.

  10. Dominica First
    April 16, 2014

    Let’s hope it stays in the strong room safe and intact to make it to court as the evidence. papa mondieu, help us. Who guarding the guard?

  11. Efficatious
    April 16, 2014

    All mixed feelings. some time or other we all take chances and risks but don’t get caught ,if you get caught you are a fool so what is the comments all about, you are only making yourselves a bigger fool

  12. bomboclat
    April 16, 2014

    Not the ones with the marijauna for them to hold rather the ones with the cocaine. Starting with the big boy.

  13. ok man
    April 16, 2014

    But u see dem old engine dem man using to go place,,dat is not boat to go south ,u can go gwada wth dem dat,if u hav 600 lbs an 45lbs a bag dat pipwi was overload,dat why day must hav broke on dem outside there or a martinique plane or cruise ship mabe see dem bags,,dem stupid boat outta style,,

  14. dognotnice
    April 16, 2014

    yah so de americans say to de caribbean government dont legalize weed but dey collect million of dollars on it improve dere taxes n dere wealth >>>>>we go us our head some day in de caribbean doe we foghtin each >>>>we hve water we barely export to de other island bout yet still we goinnxt level n we want change lol sometings we neva change

  15. The Authorities
    April 16, 2014

    So far, we have concrete evidence that this bust was a planned decoy.

    While the Police Anti-Drug Squad and Coast Guard were pursuing this intercept, there was a much bigger shipment which eluded us, landing at a different location.

    Until marijuana is de-criminalized and/or legalized, we are obligated to enforce the laws.

    The war continues.

    • Simply the Truth
      April 16, 2014

      The police will have to search a different location for the other shipment.
      De-criminalized and/or legalized at their risk. It is an illegal drug and should remain on the records as is.

    • Anonymous
      April 17, 2014

      :mrgreen: You lie, they get your drugs and you mad, wortless

    • true
      April 17, 2014

      ..and the war has been lost…

  16. columbian
    April 16, 2014

    Idiots ,you can’t transport drugs on ocean without a handheld rocket launcher aka “Bazooka”. They must have good evidence to fire at you but you on the other hand can fire a will. donkey have no right in a horse race. Step up to their level. Check the Columbians they will hook you up lolololol

  17. Lang Mama
    April 16, 2014

    Your honor those guys were simply goi g out there to set twami using the leaves to attract Balaw and then the Balaw will attract the Atkins and Dowad.. your honor my clients are innocent of all charges

  18. ##Dominica.#
    April 16, 2014

    Great job by our Law men and woman including our customs officers hunt those agent of
    death where ever they may roam. Secure the exhibit in a safe place, also have 24 hrs watch on that Boat remember the last one was allegedly set on fire. Let the force be on their heels.

  19. jody west
    April 16, 2014

    Please stop harassing God’s creation,leave the plant Alone!!!!!! The authorities will get a qualling!!!!

    • Simply the Truth
      April 16, 2014

      God’s creation is used for evil purpose. It is a sin against God; a crime against the nation. Therefore, they are taking advantage of God’s creation. It is punishable by God himself. He will not exonerate them.

  20. April 16, 2014

    Dominica still fighting weed when they see the progress toward decriminalization worldwide. wake up. free up and give people their choice.. dont investigate. save dat money..

  21. April 16, 2014

    No matter how u put it system makes nothing
    They will fight it this goverment not into farming
    Farming dead that life we the people should fight fire wit fire

    • Simply the Truth
      April 16, 2014

      Those drug dealers and pushers would do well to farm the land with vegetables and other edible healthy foods. They will be doing a great service to their country, nationals and to themselves by growing and selling them. They will not have to fear being caught by law enforcement.

  22. dboss
    April 16, 2014

    all you police dont want money to turn in dominica

  23. transporter
    April 16, 2014

    even police selling drugs wi alas . so i wonder if its a case of poverty, unemployment, under employment or the thrill. but i do believe that our role models , priests govt ministers needs to clean up their act so that they will be real role models and our young people will follow their foot steps, because it seem to me that no law, no constitution can stop our young men and women from dealing drugs he he he he he and maybe just maybe its non of our damn business where the drugs and the drugs money coming from .

  24. ano
    April 16, 2014

    because there own have to pass tonight.

  25. Opinion
    April 16, 2014

    Stupes. The media need to stop sell lies to the people. The headline should actually read: “Police arrest two in PLANT bust”. Marijauna a.k.a Cannabis a.k.a Weed is NOT a drug.

    Def of DRUG: A drug is a substance which may have medicinal, intoxicating, performance enhancing or other effects when taken or put into a human body or the body of another animal and is not considered a food or exclusively a food. In pharmacology, a drug is “a chemical substance used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well-being.” Drugs may be prescribed for a limited duration, or on a regular basis for chronic disorders.
    Recreational drugs are chemical substances that affect the central nervous system, such as opioids or hallucinogens. :mrgreen:

    Thank you… thank you very much! :lol:

    • Opinion
      April 16, 2014

      I stand corrected… in pharmacology it can be considered a drug BUT it brings a lot more disgust to me knowing that exact fact! If it good for humans in one way or another then why criminalize it? There is a reason why they dont want the plant readily available to the public. You cant have a world without war so take away the peace makers? Jah alone knows what kind of conversations Obama and the middle east would be having if they were passing… it!

      :lol: :mrgreen:

      • hahaha
        April 16, 2014

        This may have pissed some people off but it made my day. real funny yet true.

    • power house
      April 16, 2014

      something tells me you are an idiot or pot heab .look around dominica to see the number of young people sitting around looking like zumbies , doing nothing or begging robbing people. my house was broken into by two pot heads who’s parents said all they want to do is smoke weed ,they got probation and it was not long before one got 4 yrs for breaking into his aunt’ house. I think the penaties for importnig any type of eligal drugs into the country should be the death penalty or life in prison because it is destroying the country not only the users but the whole country and should be treated just like one would be treated if they brought poison into the country to poison the water supply

      • Opinion
        April 16, 2014

        I apologize. I should not have made humor out of this and FYI, i am not a pot head, I am just a vigilant citizen watching around, taking a look at everything that is happening and wondering “why is there soo much trouble in the world”

        1. You must admit, i am correct, it is a plant and not a drug. it has very good purposes and can be used for the benefit of many persons in many ways. Certain persons of the human race choose to abuse this and use it as an excuse for multiple negative purposes. There are many persons, and i will say it, “high in society” that smoke weed and do they break into people’s houses? NOPE. Are they a pest to society? NOPE. I take a look at all the turmoil and simply suggest that this be given a second chance, a second review, let the people have it… as many have said, “decriminalize” it and try to keep control of it’s operations as best possible. If persons could grow the plant, something potent that would come from our rich soils, we wont have to import!

        2. Don’t be blaming the petty pot heads on the streets for being able to access it. Let me jump straight to crack cocain. It would be cliche to mention that persons in “high society” are part of the import and export of it. Do they break into persons houses? Nope. Are they a pest to society? Nope. BUT they finance these things, they let it pass, they let it slide, they make it accessible to the same person who are pest to society and feel that they need to break into people’s houses.

        3. like it or not hun, that is just the way it is. All over the world too wii. so dont ever think anyone is going to change the penalty to that suggestion of your own. Man will start to sell out man like it going out of style, police would be committing suicide because they would have to give up themselves, if you know what i mean. That’s just the way it is, so my suggestion is to simply decrimilize it.

        DNO is not a place to come to come make jokes and i did. Some persons may have gotten it, some may have felt offended but please, dont blame “weed” for the cause of “ills” in society. I grew up in the hood and its hardly the pot heads who would say “let me go smoke a weed and rob someone”…. majority of the times it would be the crack cocaine that is the motivation. I apologize once again to any one who felt offended, i apologize for how you choose to feel however i will not take back what i said.

        Have a good day “power house”… 8)

      • derp
        April 17, 2014

        The abuse of anyone substance even though it good can cause negative side effects

      • DE JUDGE
        April 17, 2014

        your birth should have been illegal

    • Zebra
      April 16, 2014

      Its not your fault when your parents sent you to school is weed you stayed and smoked! if you could read by any chance borrow a Dictionary and look up the definition of a DRUG.

    • Anonymous
      April 17, 2014

      by your own definition you have classified it as a drug. medicinal, intoxicating, or other effects when taken.

    • derp
      April 17, 2014

      Well THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) a substance in the cannabis plant does effect (the use of this word ‘effect’ is in a positive light) the brain… Also within our bodies are THC receptors (aka cannaboid receptors) which interact with THC

  26. The Onlooker
    April 16, 2014

    congratulations to the police officers on a job well done. continue the good work

    • April 16, 2014

      hypocrit

  27. jail time
    April 16, 2014

    Place broke no work an we want cash when they stop it which they can’t da will just start to have rubbing in all big money places tell all u red party to get work for people they killing d dam place an all d drugs they selling it for dem an der friends

  28. native son
    April 16, 2014

    police will have to investigate the first person that put cannabis on Dominica soil, when their inquire is done they should arrest that person,then we will solve the problem
    the creator of that plant please put your hand up.

    • forreal
      April 16, 2014

      you want god to put his hands up ?,you so bold fellow human, i not even counting you as a brother,so that god would not count me as consented with your ignorance,that is how much i fear to provoke god to anger

    • April 16, 2014

      if marijuana is a drug, then bazilic tea is a drug too

      • Anonymous
        April 16, 2014

        U will have to bag some basalic And go sell it

      • Simply the Truth
        April 16, 2014

        DId you get high on bazilic?

    • April 16, 2014

      he who hear the words of god and accept it shall be his heart desire. he who hear the words of god and harden his heart shall be burned with fire

      • Simply the Truth
        April 16, 2014

        Speak for yourself.

  29. asterisk
    April 16, 2014

    nice job officers…let those criminals go get some legit job to do…

    • April 16, 2014

      when weed get legalised and ur children children might be growing herb as legit job.. change your mindset.. people work hard like any other agriculturist to propagate marijuana

  30. LoL
    April 16, 2014

    If was me on that boat the Coast Guard could NEVER catch me. With all the weed I would just smoke some…get high and fly away hehehehehehehhehehee

    • Simply the Truth
      April 16, 2014

      I guess you have wings. :lol:

    • hehe
      April 17, 2014

      you might die b4 u fly! hehe

  31. ArAb
    April 16, 2014

    I will not support the importation of weed into Dominica but if the individuals are passing through or it is our people by chance exporting, then i am in support.

    It is time we have a weed growers association and plan to at least export medical marijuana. No permit should be granted for importation but from growing and exportation we should look into that since that could help boast our agricultural sector.

  32. young rasta
    April 16, 2014

    ayyyyyeeeeee… I need my weed tho :-D its the healing of all nation

    • Simply the Truth
      April 16, 2014

      You mean the downfall of the nation including yourself and others who ingest it?

  33. Anonymous
    April 16, 2014

    All this is point less… Just legalize the plant, provide some jobs having to do with the production and marketing of the plant and just watch as this bring in revenue to our country..

    • derp
      April 16, 2014

      not just legalize it decriminalize it… also have regulations such as medical marijuana cards, and stipulate amounts which can be used for recreation, this is a very profitable business venture trust me, so much revenue can be obtained from it’s decriminalization

    • Watcher
      April 16, 2014

      You think the price will stay where it is today. Because it is illegal, the price remains very high. Once it is legalize, and controlled, then we will be faced with another problem. The price structure will most definitely change – mean drop as more people will be cultivating the herb. Consider the price of fish, tomatoes, water melons, or any commodity for that matter. When there is a glut on the market, the price plummets. When it is scarce, the price rises. That is exactly the case with the trade in marijuana. When the shipments are stopped by the police such as the case in point, the price on the block, or the sizes of the portions gets smaller. When it is legal and many more people can grow the herb, will we get sufficient labour for the plantations? Another important consideration is the cost of security for the plantations that must go with such a commodity. Are we prepared for liberalizing the business? Let us talk. For once Caricom is on the right track with this issue. Let us be time sober won this matter.

      • Ms Twitter
        April 16, 2014

        i not even listing all those reasons, economically sound as they are. Legalizing marijuana will cause the price to drop because the ‘thrill’ of smoking something illegal would wear off. It’s the same as during the Prohibition years (research it)…when alcohol was illegal, everybody and their mother were flocking into the speakeasies in the U.S.
        When Prohibition was lifted, there was an immediate drop in the price of alcohol. Nobody was interested in legal alcohol….Human nature.

    • Simply the Truth
      April 16, 2014

      You must think before you comment. What makes you think they will be honest to contribute to the country’s revenue? Make it legal and the government may never see a cent of that money or not enough of it from the sale.

    • wht ever
      April 17, 2014

      well said,Colorado is raking in 99 milion,over the last year in recreational marijuana

      • derp
        April 17, 2014

        so what Ms.Twitter is saying basically, she sees it as a drug.. it’s a plant, also smoking it is not the only use of it there are many different ways of using the plant not only smoking it…..

  34. Anonymous
    April 16, 2014

    Yeess

  35. real madman
    April 16, 2014

    But these men that transporting those drugs there stupid man?? They doe see police holding all of them smfh.but I doe blame them cuz we in a country where u kia get a job.cost of living sky high. One set of people living large on gov money. All kia margee’. Everyting expensive and people salary dosnt increase.wat u expect.people hungry people want money .people want to eat.my god help us in that country

    • Anonymous
      April 16, 2014

      Thought “KIA” was a car brand..Lol..

    • jus sayin"
      April 16, 2014

      De same way you can plant weed plant dasheen or coffee.

    • Anonymous
      April 16, 2014

      U dotish?you rather people die out of weed than survive it doesn’t matter how hard the country is rules is rules if you wana break them break them but rember there’s always consequences for you’re action weither good or ba d!

    • Watcher
      April 16, 2014

      Some body money is in hell street. Another young person will pay for that either through the owner or the law. Some of our commentators seem to believe thatit isonly those who are unemployed who egt involved. Consider therefore the Engineer who was implicated in a shooting at sea episode – three dead soem years ago. Was he unemployed. One of the dead in that matter ws a gifted boat builder, boat repair man with a lot of workon his hands. Was he unemployed? What about the many school aged young people who simply dropped out of High School, but are not because the “papa” showed them an easy and expensive lifestyle?. Shouldn’t they be at school earning an education that would help fight unemployment and poverty?

  36. David moyes
    April 16, 2014

    boi police on all move wii ……. nuff drugs man falling dem days der ……

    • Ms Twitter
      April 16, 2014

      :lol: 1-800-TIPS that doing that :lol:

      • Anonymous
        April 16, 2014

        1800 Hint*

  37. grell
    April 16, 2014

    Idiot know they will be caught,go do some hard work,selling drugs will not pay you all.

    • derp
      April 16, 2014

      It’s a HERB, a plant… God made it…

      • Simply the Truth
        April 16, 2014

        No excuse. God did not give instructions to use it for evil and to amass money to get rich. He made human beings and note how some are evil. They utilize their time that God gave them for evil works.

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