Police intercept drug boat; third in three days

A juvenile was among seven persons arrested by the police yesterday in an open keel boat which contained a quantity of drugs.

Police Public relations officer Sergeant Kent Matthew reports that at 8:30 pm a coast guard vessel intercepted the boat which was being powered by two 40-horse powered Yahama outboard motors. This is the third boat of similar type the police have intercepted in three days.

The boat was on its way to Guadeloupe after being pushed out from a bay near Portsmouth.

On board the vessel were two crew members, four adult male passengers and the juvenile. Also on board was a quantity of ganja and cocaine.

All passengers were taken into custody and the boat seized, Sergeant Matthew said.

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85 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    June 25, 2012

    Die 4 allu to die

  2. Good Cop
    September 28, 2011

    THE BIG FISH IS SELLING DRUGS TO THE LITTLE FISHES. BECAUSE THERE ARE NO JOBS.AND THEN SELLING THEM OUT TO THE POLICE TO COVER THERE ASSES. SO THE POLICE CAN SAY THEY DOING THERE WORK. WHILE THE REAL BIG SHIPMENTS ARE GETTING THROUGH.AND THATS’ WHERE THE REAL BIG MONEY IS. DO YOU HEAR THEY GETTING CAUGHT. THEY (LAUGHING THERE HEADS OFF)BECAUSE POLICE GETTING MONEY TOO.

  3. we papa bojai
    September 27, 2011

    …….. :-x

  4. Anonymous
    September 27, 2011

    i read everyone views on a job well done bye the cops for the past few days ,we all know that drugs not welcome on our shores.We need to stop the source,but this will seems to be hard .SO WHO IS THE MAIN SOURCE OF DRUGS ENTERING D/A,AND WHY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DAY SAYING VERY LITTLE? WHAT IS THE OPPS FOR YOUNG PPL?WHERE ARE THE JOBS?AFTER WE GET DE ANSWERS FROM OUR LEADERS D/A WILL RETURN TO BE A PARADISE ONCE AGAIN…….THANK U

  5. Menace 2 Society
    September 24, 2011

    boy benta u jus come out jail u go back lol lmao haha

  6. goodcop
    September 23, 2011

    Am sure some of them just travelled as passengers to get to guadelope and didn’t know anything about the drugs that was on board.So remember not everybody are drug traffikers.Good people.

    • Menace 2 Society
      September 24, 2011

      believe me they know.. no boat not going and go back door with out drugs… u ever hear police get a boat going gwada without drugss? uh…. NO

  7. Anonymous
    September 23, 2011

    Am sure some of them were just passengers just travelling to guadelope to find a better life. Looking for a long lost mother or father, And that,s the only way too get in without a passport.And didn’t know anything about the drugs.

  8. fight them
    September 22, 2011

    well done officers..contd the good work and keep us safe from the cocaine bandits. they will contd to talk

  9. sousounklayway
    September 21, 2011

    police take der share 2

  10. i know
    September 21, 2011

    i bet is two crew members and the rest is haitians going to gwada trust me

  11. Rudy
    September 21, 2011

    all of a sudden dominica full of cocaine has anybody thought of the source of all these drugs? hmmmm wondering about the venezuelan contact…

  12. Anonymous
    September 21, 2011

    Great job COPS but hope some of it doh disappear when it get to the Police HQ have some inside there that stealing it then reselling it to open buisness. Mr. Carriette make them call the case fast then distroy it or put cameras where you storing it.

  13. .......A??
    September 21, 2011

    But where is Jacinto? THE fella just dissapear. Same drug thing again. The amount of fellas that gone missing in Portsmouth for that same dugs.Portsmouth fellas dosent learn???

  14. TIMES
    September 21, 2011

    I DON’T DO DRUGS I DON’T BELIEVE IN IT BUT LISTEN PEOPLE EVERY MAN HAS A CHOICE TO DO WHAT THEY PLEZ,I DONT LOOK DOWN ON ANYONE.THE ONE’S WE SEE ON THE STREETS WITH THERE MOUTH BLACK FROM SMOKING THEY A NOT THE ONLY ONES THE BIG BOYS A HIDDEN INSIDE THERE OFFICES.IN LIFE THE WAY COULD BE DARK SOMTIMES PEOPLE FIGHT WITH DIFFERNT SHIT IN THERE LIFES SO IF THEY A COMFORTABLY WITH WHAT THEY DO LET IT BE.IN D/A SO MUCH JEALOUSY YOUNG PEOPLE CAN’T ACHIEVE WHAT THEY WANT THE ENEMY IS RIGHT THERE TO PULL THEM DOWN,IT’S A FIGHT HOLD ON GUYS THERE IS A WAY AND ITS THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE IT THROUGH,BELIEVE IN GOD HE IS AMAZING HE CAN GIVE U ALL A BETTER LIFE JUST BELEIVE.BLESS

    • Justice and Truth
      September 23, 2011

      @ Times

      You say everyone has a right to do as they please and then you say believe in God.
      We may have a right but we do not have a right to perform evil as drugs.
      God gave us a free mind. It is that same free mind which will either save us or condemn us. Therefore, “having a right to do as they please” in this case is out of it. Let us speak the truth that we do not have a right to do evil. There is one way and it is the way of God; no other way. Comprehend!

  15. love to give
    September 21, 2011

    whats happening i cant uderstand young people today,work hard like me to earn a cent common man not drugs

  16. may
    September 21, 2011

    CONGRATS TO THE DPD JOB WILL DONE. GOOD
    WORK BY PROCTECTING OUR YOUTHS. BUST THEM
    UP. NO SYMPATHY FOR THEM TOO MUCH DRUGS IN
    THE PLACE

  17. Kate
    September 21, 2011

    The police have been working.. One dealer said to me that things are so rough with him etc etc.. I smiled and said “thank God”

  18. desie nabor
    September 20, 2011

    i think those cops has a bugging system in the financial centre,but we are getting a device and deferent street codes 2 block them,they got theres we got our.dirty money all the way haters,as one gone another one passes through

    • peace
      September 22, 2011

      you’re so sick.. :twisted:

    • Anonymous
      September 25, 2011

      fight to survive

  19. watchdog
    September 20, 2011

    Its time we hav to face the facts drugs on a whole is not a good thing for the youths it destroys the mind of the weak souls so when ever they a caught dats good for dem someone life is being saved from paroing

  20. caribbean genius
    September 20, 2011

    I dont support drug pushing neither addiction. But one have to be realistic and cant deny that poverty, lack of jobs, lack of training and lack of opportunity is a breeding ground for crime, violence and drug activity. Everything have a root cause behind it.
    Alot of people might say that the youth can go plant banana, dasheen and yam to make a living, and that might be true. But it is unfair to ask a young person to go do farming. After they watch their parents work hard farming to send them school , feed and clothe them; making it worst there is no steady market for agri-produce. We should be employing this youths as accountants, nurses, doctors, engineers, teachers, lawyers, managers; but guess what these are jobs are not readily available.

    • still
      September 21, 2011

      i really wonder what kind of genius are you. alot of our young men are not interested in gettin a good education. it is too much work. now what is wrong with farming. eventually when this island is full of nurses doctors lawyers and everything else i said the farmer will be king since everyone must eat.we are all afraid of farming but we cry when the farmer charges $5 for a head of lettuce. oh and i did not realise that these professionals not Farmers produced marijuana

      • caribbean genius
        September 21, 2011

        And why is it that they are not interested in a good education?
        Is it because they see their older siblings or people in the community that is educated and jobless? So to them it makes no sense.
        Or is it because they see educated people struggling to get anywhere on small salaries in a country with one of the highest cost of living? So to them it dont make sense
        Or is it because they see is the drug dealers in dominica is the only on prospering if you dont have a bourgeois surname. So to them its more appealing..
        That kind of genius(commonsense)

    • Informant
      September 21, 2011

      Lack of jobs and poverty is not an excuse for involvement in such activities. If you notice many of those involved in the drug trade are employed and some have left good jobs to deal drugs. Poverty and joblessness are real and yes the Government of the day must address these issues, but as a people we also have a responsibility to encourage others not to get involved in them no matter what the situation is.

      • Rudy
        September 21, 2011

        i would really like to see allyu when allyu children hungry and crying and u doh have no choice allyu does really believe it easy on people enno. politicians and business people doh finding no way to reduce d stress

      • 1979 has NO country
        September 21, 2011

        SMH you muthers dont have a clue…you sound like a secret police..

  21. speak the truth
    September 20, 2011

    Good job police officers! Third interception in three days is really commendable. I hope you also intercept tha one that seems to controle the Vielle-case ocean which many people from the north believe to be linked to a certain government big boy. I also hope the police boat will not have a mechanical problem when that BIGGY BOAT is out and gets the green light to sale!

  22. Unknown
    September 20, 2011

    I guess these people will not testify in court and the evidence thrown out. Cuz it seems that`s the trend we are heading too. left to be seen

  23. forreal
    September 20, 2011

    imagine,a minor exposed to that,so what you think he going to be,well sah shame on dem adults.

  24. Portsmouth Man
    September 20, 2011

    The boat was pushed out of a bay near portsmouth. i am not a supporter of traffickers of drugs but i am from portsmouth and when the police make such statements i get offended because they know in which bay the drug men were caught so just say it and let people know. which bay is it mr. police p.r.o. tell us the exact area dont tell us its a bay near portsmouth since the drugs did not originate in portsmouth nor was it shipped from portsmouth. stop hiding and come out and tell us from which bay it was shipped. WE ALSO HOPE THOSE CAUGHT EVEN THE JUVENILE ARE DEALT WITH VERY SERIOUSLY BY THE COURTS. ITS TIME WE STAMP OUT THIS DRUG PROBLEM FROM OUR SOCIETY…

    • dynew
      September 20, 2011

      whats your point? you guilty or your pocket get a blow?Portmouth or capuchin they were caught doing something WRONG.

      • forreal
        September 20, 2011

        what he trying to say is portsmouth getting a bad name,but he cannot deny this kind of behavour exist for years,what they need to do is assit the police,and all the bad name will go away.

    • say it
      September 21, 2011

      you need to tell us though that the men caught on the boat weren’t from Portsmouth,then the pro can retract his statement,but the men caught are from Portsmouth and the boat is from Portsmouth

    • one mile
      September 22, 2011

      but you know possie is the exit route so y dont u shut up..

  25. Me
    September 20, 2011

    i see all you idiots rejoicing; i want to see who will be rejoicing in about 1 year now the Libya (Gaddafi) not there to supply Venezuela with money which they in turn pass on to us. not saying that drug use/sale is 100% ok but what’s the alternative? and don’t none of you say farming because we all know it doesn’t work.

    JustSaying…..

    • babygirl
      September 21, 2011

      Me
      dont worry about (gaddafi)all i want the government to do is take all the drug money for the country and seize all the bank account so within the year u talking about we will be ok.

  26. Anonymous
    September 20, 2011

    BOY DOMINICANS MOUTH JUST TOO DAM BIG.THEY JUST THERE SELLING OUT AND SNITCHIHG ON PEOPLE.THAT’S WHY ON DE NATIONAL FLAG THERE IS A BIG PARROT,LAS PARLE’.ALL YOU CANNOT GO AND DO THAT IN TRINIDAD OR LUCIA OR ELSE YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS.DEM MAN GOING OUT TO COME BACK WITH MONEY TO SPEND FOR DE CREOLE FEST AND ALL YOU DOMINICANS JUST RUNNING ALL YOU BIG MOUTH.

    • no fear
      September 20, 2011

      you sick fool that is what you would advise the young men in your area to do. shame on you.

    • Bayside
      September 20, 2011

      The police should have sunk the boat after they arrested the guys, so it would never be used again to make another run.

      • UNKNOWN
        September 21, 2011

        DOMINICANS OR A CERTAIN UNIT FINALLY DOIN THIER JOB .. HOLD DEM THEY WILL HOLD YOU TOO .. BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY IN PUBLIC

      • babygirl
        September 21, 2011

        i agree with you bayside

    • fight them
      September 22, 2011

      you’re just another one of them..crack head..fast money..

    • Menace 2 Society
      September 24, 2011

      LMAO HAHAHAHAHA SET UP!!!

  27. f
    September 20, 2011

    Mahaut it is pushed right on the market and the Mahaut Police know exactly who the are. Before the Police?drug Squad would come and do their surprise Visits no longer and all we see now is tha young men and women adore thm cause they know what the drug pushers a doing to gain their wealth and it seems ok by the Police/the Law

  28. ok
    September 20, 2011

    so when they cetching the fire bombers now?

  29. Donald Tusk
    September 20, 2011

    8) That Lazy Govt not making people empower themselves, too much taxes, too much freeness, u cannot develop a nation on Red Clinic for votes. Look at the results.

  30. SPOON
    September 20, 2011

    When you catch those bastards at sea you should not bring them to shore that should be bait for shacks they only going to get a good two foot monster to get them loose and go back to the same s**t they should be dead do like Trinidad let them try to escape then open fire.good job police keep it up

    • 1979 has NO country
      September 21, 2011

      spoon u really dont know a fork???..

    • Menace 2 Society
      September 24, 2011

      WHY CUDNT THEY LEAVE UR SPOON A** IN THE WATER FOR SHARK BAIT..

  31. dominican abroad
    September 20, 2011

    check the waters off pte michel them boy are out there too scott”s head , and sufriere.

  32. tapping?
    September 20, 2011

    maybe the allegations of electronic tapping done by the police is true? what else could explain the sudden jump in busts lately

    • dominican
      September 20, 2011

      you

    • dominican
      September 20, 2011

      you are zeroing down on on possibility but there could be several reasons for such successin a few days.GOD is not a police he is answering the prayers of parent in Dominica and Guardeloupe whose children are being spoilt by these greedy young men who just want to make a fast money instead of going by the moto BY THE SWEAT OF THY BROW…….

    • Anonymous
      September 20, 2011

      A SHAM, THEY ARE DOING THAT TO TAKE SHAME OUT OF THEIR EYES GUESS WHAT WIKILEAKS PUT HE ON BLAST,

    • Justice and Truth
      September 23, 2011

      In this age, wire-tapping is necessary. We better get used to it and cease complaining, for those who do.
      Know that there is no privacy on the Internet as also on the telephone. This is the era we are presently residing in. Those hard core criminals and terrorists must be caught before they destroy human beings/the world. If we want a safe, healthy world and secured world, it is necessary. We who are law-abiding have nothing to fear.

  33. INDEPENDANT
    September 20, 2011

    Well the those guys in the financial centre putting the equipment to better use those days. Its better to investigate drug pushers than the opposition.

    • Trouble
      September 20, 2011

      pressure that in derA**( like that you see

  34. Anonymous
    September 20, 2011

    I am left to wonder how much of that drug actually made it to Police Headquarters as evidence? Hmmmm

  35. Yep
    September 20, 2011

    That money would have spend in DA for the creol fest. U all should have left the men alone after all the drugs was liveing the country not entering. Just saying…

    • DA2DABONE
      September 20, 2011

      leaving Dominica to go out to destroy children in Guadeloupe? Don’t wish for other what u dont want for yourself.

    • FED UP DOMINICAN
      September 20, 2011

      Do you seriously think that. I bet the ones caught are only the little sprats, working for the biggger fish. That money would never be spent at the WCMF (let alone Dominica). It would only finance the next drug shipment.

      The fact that it was leaving Dominica is not the point. Maybe they should have been caught in Guadeloupe, I’m sure that the authorities there would give them tougher sentences.

      Good job by the Coast Guards. Now its up to the courts.

    • dominican
      September 20, 2011

      MNEY SPENT FOR THE FESTIVAL HOW ABOUT THE LIVES THAT WOULD BE DESTROYED WHEN THAT DRUG HAD REACHED IT DESTINATION? that could be one of your relatives living in gwada.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 23, 2011

      @ Yep

      Silly and senseless comment.

  36. September 20, 2011

    job well done!
    the police just need better equiptment
    faster boats bigger guns
    blast them!!!

  37. i can use my brain
    September 20, 2011

    seriously though….these local drug busts are like de easiest operations for our police……whenever we get high profile Venezuelan and other South American drug operations in our waters the same officers don’t appear to be that successful………The tonnes that slip through….seemingly unnoticed……makes me sometimes wonder……..it so easy to catch our own people!!!! Why is it so difficult to catch the outsiders/foreigners
    Money for Gold?

    • Joe
      September 20, 2011

      Jkass you seems to know all about the ‘High Profile Venezuelans and other South American drug operations” why don’t you blow the whislte?

      Go ahead tell the police all you know then watch them take down these criminals, if they don’t then you have a case!!!

      You people must really stop rubbishing over things you all have no idea, put to the test and all you going to say is you just talk loosely, now why would you do that ah?

      Gold for money in yuour narrow head is = to drug smugglers? zey zey, this is the internet the whole wide world (www) is reading your crap so stop and think before you type negatives on your fellow countrymen!!!

    • dominican
      September 20, 2011

      think outside the box.

    • 1979 has NO country
      September 21, 2011

      powder sniffers=chain pulling=gold for money=buying more powder=powder sniffing= chain pulling and the cycle goes on….if you dont know. ask somebody who does :twisted:

    • stupes
      September 26, 2011

      then use your brain for once fool

  38. UNKNOWN
    September 20, 2011

    HOLD THEM .. TOO MANY OF DEM IN D/A .. WE DONT WANT TO BE LIKE TRINIDAD

  39. Channel 1
    September 20, 2011

    Hunt them down officers!! Continue to hunt these vagabonds down!! Smoke them out of every crack and crevice where they are hiding.

  40. Anonymous
    September 20, 2011

    congrats to the police on a job well done
    continue help keep our country safe

  41. Anonymous
    September 20, 2011

    Has there been a shake up in SSU or CID. The reports of arrest for serious drug finds is suddenly increasing.

    • TUFF GONG BLUNT
      September 20, 2011

      you mean coast guard and drug squad

    • UNKNOWN
      September 20, 2011

      YES THERE IS .. RIGHT NOW THE TASK FORCE ON THE GROUND MOVING .. THE UNIT THEY SAY UP FININCIAL CENTER MOVING .. STRONG INVESTIGATIONS .. GOOD JOB GUYS ..

      • %
        September 20, 2011

        You are confirming that the unit exists but was not working! Stupid..These are the things they are supposed to do.

    • September 20, 2011

      They should go after the white collar criminals to

      • dominican
        September 20, 2011

        you mean like the politicians and lawyers ect? i hope dno post this comment and rove that they are not bia. let me watch and see.

      • UNKNOWN
        September 21, 2011

        @ % .. I DIDNT DAY THEY NOT WORKING .. READ .. READ ! IF YOU DONT UNDERSTAND PLEASE BE QUIET

  42. September 20, 2011

    AMATURES DRUG PUSHERS

  43. September 20, 2011

    EARLY LIKE DAT DEM MAN GOING BACK DOOR

    • goodcop
      September 20, 2011

      desperate they desperate like that but they have to realize no matter what time they go we will be right here waiting…………..they made my day!

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