Two charged in cannabis bust

Anthony Ackie, Raphael Pompey and the bags of the marijuana seized
Anthony Ackie, Raphael Pompey and the bags of the marijuana seized

Two men have been charged following the seizure of a quantity of marijuana south of Dominica.

Anthony Ackie of Lagoon, Portsmouth and Raphael Pompey from St. Vincent are now facing charges of possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply 307,812 grams of cannabis, importation of cannabis, possession of cannabis resin (hashish), possession with intent to supply 2,724 grams of cannabis resin and importation of cannabis resin.

They appeared before a Roseau magistrate on April 17, 2014 and were remanded in custody.

The illegal substances were seized 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 75 and 85 horse power engines, was also seized.

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75 Comments

  1. meme
    April 25, 2014

    i am very sensitive to your comments. as you sit behind black curtains . only three o.k comments .now you are going to flush these in the toilet. did you hear it go down. some are even blasphemy. be careful.

    :) :-D

  2. Francisco Telemaque
    April 22, 2014

    You know, I have resided in Canada for a number of years. Not once have I met anyone who traffics in illegal drugs or other criminal activities.(Simple the Truth)

    I think perhaps you might be in isolation, or you just do not go among certain people in certain circles. You need to know that there are Dominicans who are involved in the trafficking of drugs in Canada, some are even in jail right now because of that.

    The last time I visited Canada, someone told me of an incident which I will not mention, because the person involve I know, I will not even say where in Dominica the person is from, except I will tell you if you own a motor vehicle, and any Dominican, or Canadian ask you to let them borrow (use) your car to go even around the block from your house, you had better be very careful because you might find your car is involved in the smuggling, or trafficking of drugs!

    Do you know how many Dominicans sitting in jail serving time for dealing in drugs in America, and Canada?

    I know but I doh talking eh, cause ah fraid Carl oui!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  3. justice
    April 22, 2014

    the child molesters name cannot be published but the picture of those with drugs can be. shame on those who hide and protect the identity of the child molesters

  4. Tears are a Language
    April 22, 2014

    Ok that looks like the mother load there…..too much but I do not beieve ppl should be persecuted the way SIMPLY THE TRUTH and you guys on here have been doing…in a failing economy the production and sale of “illegal” drugs will increase. Where there is weed cocai ne will follow is not a true statement either. It is more likely that a prescribed drug like hard core pills will lead to cocaine use…Weed is a depressant and does not ignite as much violence as we want ppl to believe. Guy too much! You were trying to make too much of a big score at once. However a little weed never hurt no body…Police your children and understand it is not for growing minds but;..ya make a small quantity in possession legal.

  5. forreal
    April 21, 2014

    i could swear,
    i seen this guys or the one with locks right here posted on DNO for drug related charges,DNO you sure you not giving us some old pic’s buddy :-D

  6. Anonymous
    April 20, 2014

    Maybe they are photogenic

  7. Dominican in T.O
    April 20, 2014

    Every time I see this…why are this guys importing weed to D/A from st.vincent. We have better soil than them and just as much sunshine. Are Dominicans that lazy that they don’t want to grow their own weed and reduce the risk of getting caught importing.

    • Anonymous
      April 24, 2014

      It’s because St.Vincent has preety much decriminalized marijuana. They do not have a stupid task force/squad dedicated and paid tax payers money just to eradicate marijuana and persecute marijuana smokers 24/7 as in Dominica. Smart, they save money, and do not jail their youngsters for marijuana at our rate and still do not have as high crime and cocaine as Dominica. Figure that one out.

  8. April 20, 2014

    So when God said,
    he made man in his own Image and Likeness,he was joking man! :?:

  9. Francisco Telemaque
    April 19, 2014

    “This is not a beauty contest,,,,the majority of black people do not have a fine nose or a long straight nose…these two men are dark skin men and more again the work under the sun…none the less there are men out there that are dressed in suit and tie that are much uglier than these men”(GB).

    I am very ashamed to read the comments in the quote above! As soon as something violent or traumatic happens in our country, all the hypocrites jumps out of their skin, talking about we need to pray; but who are many of those people praying to?

    I hear lots of people asking what nonsense is he talking about now: I am talking about the same God Jehovah who created all of us, although we are not all his children, it he the same God who created the two men you people has termed ugly. They are humans created by God; so how can one pray to the God, who’s creation you are ridiculing, in that case you are ridiculing God, because they are of his creation!

    The body we see is not the person, the body of flesh is simply the house the sprit and soul of man dwells in until the last breath is taken, the body is nothing more than dirt, came from the dirt to which it must return. While the sprit and soul returns to the creator. I am going to mess up the mind of somebody right now, I will her he is pretending to know it all, but I am going to blow somebody mind; and unless you have a better theory than I have do not even try to debate with me.

    All Blacks does not have flat or pointed nose, neither do all white have straight or pointed nose, it would appear to me that there is equality in this case. We have discovered over the centuries, it must be the plan of God, that depending on where life settled, he gave the shape of the nose to suite the climate.

    In that people inhabiting extremely hot climate, a long, straight, and pointed nose was inherited so that when breathing, the air breath in cools the air before it gets into the lungs, now for some reason or the other people with short, and flat nose serves a similar purpose in that the short flat nose is required to allow the cold air warm a bit before entering the lungs.

    I am not going to take this any further, since I do not intend to have to detail any explanation; but I think anybody who considers another person ignorant, is nothing more than a fool, God created man in his image and likeness. Perhaps the Church should lecture in that rather than talking crap about holy week, and Easter.

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Francisco Telemaque
      April 22, 2014

      “In that people inhabiting extremely hot climate, a long, straight, and pointed nose was inherited so that when breathing, the air breath in cools the air before it gets into the lungs,”

      Okay, let me see if I can correct that:

      The long and pointed nose serves the purpose of cooling the hot air before it reaches into the lungs. The flat and short nose allows a certain amount of warm air to enter the lungs, okay; I am not about to detail it scientifically, since it would become so technical, the ordinary mind may not come close to understand it.

      I will say this though, all life derive from the same gene, and life itself originates in Namibia, in Africa, so wherever living humans are found there life originate in Africa; be reminded that no matter how white you find a person, they came from a black person, and that is documented there is a trace of all humans in DNA samples extracted from the oldest exoskeleton found, and is referred in modern Biology teaching as “Eve.”

      Not: there would be no humans living on the European continent if people had not migrated to Europe thousands of years ago, and I will quite before I go into adaptation, and survival of the fittest.

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  10. rescue 911
    April 19, 2014

    But what happen, did the cops forget to cut the weed off the one on the right head?

  11. so what
    April 19, 2014

    look at dem man faces pure example of how drugs affects you
    your face and all

  12. Zebra
    April 19, 2014

    them man looking like the weed ….lol

  13. Morihei Ueshiba
    April 19, 2014

    Skerrit Legalize marijuana now!

    • ZEBRA
      April 20, 2014

      No your paro

  14. possie
    April 19, 2014

    Tony not from lagoon…he from chance..please… get yur facts straight… of vincencian and zicack parentage.
    it was time to put hand on dat vomit…possie can do without dat ting…spoiling people children an believing he is all dat…well padna one day for u one day for the sqads..yur day reach..rot in peace in hotel stocky…hope the upholder of a mother doh go an bail him this time

    • KoKo Naughts
      April 21, 2014

      Doh have yourself, if Tony was playing for Chelsea all now so allu would claim him in Lagoon. Just agree Tony from up allu side. LoL

  15. so what
    April 19, 2014

    i just about to say that this men look model material but someone have already beating me too it . but good for them stop with the drugs man 8-O

  16. Anonymous
    April 18, 2014

    Da was for our Easter Wii jaaaaahhhh :-P

  17. Anonymous
    April 18, 2014

    The day weed really gets legal all over we won’t be able to compete with the us for weed production… we all know that.

  18. Simply the Truth
    April 18, 2014

    Where did this Dominican meet with the Vincentian and vice versa? Where were they residing and where did they get the illegal drugs from, the place of origin?
    It is not the first time that Dominicans and those of other islands transport illegal drugs to D/ca and were caught. These people should never be bailed. They should be kept in detention and/or in prison until the case is called.
    There are too many criminals of every sort who are bailed out and are walking the streets of Dominica, unsupervised. This is dangerous for especially law-abiding nationals. If they are bailed, they should be kept under surveillance.

    • The universe
      April 19, 2014

      Your tongue is far more crminal than the action of these guys. You are simply a class liar in disguise.

      • Anonymous
        April 20, 2014

        Excuse me universe , simply truth is making a statement and there is a lot of thruth in what he has to say .

      • Simply the Truth
        April 22, 2014

        You are one, rude and uncouth person, one of those who uphold criminals and cause them to continue to ply their trade, creating havoc in the land and placing fear into nationals. Dominica did not experience this in former years. They have placed a curse on Dominica.
        You must be one who was bailed out including people whom you know. Too bad for you. You will not prevent me from standing up for the truth, for nationals who are law-abiding that they might live in happiness, peace, harmony and freedom including visitors.
        Depending on your comments, the police should arrest you and also keep you under surveillance. DNO should not even have posted your comments which serve no useful purpose. You are only spewing hatred. I am entitled to my opinion just as anyone else. Therefore, take a back step. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    • Francisco Telemaque
      April 19, 2014

      Don’t you know at one time they grew more Marijuana in St. Vincent than any other island in the Caribbean; where there is Marijuana, cocaine follows. Criminals smell each other from miles away, so no need to wonder how they met.

      Haven’t you heard a man from Dominica with a name like Telemaque was arrested in St. Vincent on a boat loaded with Marijuana also!

      Criminals trade you know!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • Simply the Truth
        April 22, 2014

        Yes, criminals meet criminals. They know each other. They seek each other out. Birds of a feather flock together. Show me your friends and I will show you who you are.
        You know, I have resided in Canada for a number of years. Not once have I met anyone who traffics in illegal drugs or other criminal activities. None have ever approached me to ply their trade. If they did, I would simply ignore them. It may be that the good Lord and my Guardian Angel have protected me from such people. You see, I do not interfere with such people. Thanks be to God. Who knows in this country, one or a few could have said hello to me as I go about my business but none approached me. It may be that they can see who I am and the type of person I am. I must also state, thanks to my parents’ upbringing, my associates and the environment I resided in, in Dominica. Those whom I associate with, family and friends do not smoke whatsoever. What good, law-abiding citizens we are, an asset to this country of Canada as others as us. We have a clean slate/record.
        Criminals do not care two hoots about anyone but themselves and the amount of money they stand to gain. This is why when caught, they should be appropriately dealt with and by incarcerating them. They give the police more work which cost taxpayers money. They are a menace to society and to be feared. Dominica is not safer with them at large. They could have done better with their life but prefer to be non-law abiding people.
        I pray, may God keep our beautiful island free of evil, eradicate it and protect all law-abiding nationals no exception the children/youths. In Jesus Name I pray.

  19. Watcher
    April 18, 2014

    Glad I only encountered them on DNO. Imagine if these two and I were to meet just after dusk in a quiet secluded area off loading their bounty? I would die instantly.

    • Simply the Truth
      April 22, 2014

      Or pass out clean. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  20. April 18, 2014

    More paro all u want

  21. ##Dominica.#
    April 18, 2014

    Funny how the Drug dealers can work together and show perfect Example of Caribbean integration Dominica and St Vincent working together to destroy our communities, poison our children, and our politicians cant? Very ironic can some one explain.

    • Simply the Truth
      April 22, 2014

      This is for the police authorities. They are given the mandate to search for them and arrest them. Every department and politician has his/her obligation to fulfill. Then they report to the office of the Prime Minister. This is how it is done in other countries. I expect no exception in Dominica.

  22. Tumble Back kick
    April 18, 2014

    I thought that Tony was from Zicack,. Boss in your old age you want to run drugs to make up for lost time? One more sacwe sot in jail for somebody else drugs. I not sorry for you at all. You cya live cheap and smell sweet.

  23. April 18, 2014

    This is not a beauty contest,,,,the majority of black people do not have a fine nose or a long straight nose…these two men are dark skin men and more again the work under the sun…none the less there are men out there that are dressed in suit and tie that are much uglier than these men ,the difference is they take care of themselves and these men as marijuana growers neglect themselves…none the less what ever one does to servive he should take time off to take care of himself,..more again the guy on the left needs to re-do his locks and take good care of his locks …
    none the less there is a law against marijuana in dominica ,they were cut with it so they must pay in the court of law…
    I personally is hoping that one day soon .marijuana will be legalized in dominica,,,who feels it knows it ,if the gov’t cannot feed the people they must feed themselves…

  24. Anonymous
    April 18, 2014

    If I see them in an ally at nite me run for my life we.

    • cohenval
      April 19, 2014

      Me too. I running away full speed.

  25. Anonymous
    April 18, 2014

    Looking at them faces tell you God has a sense of humor,[them ugly we boy].

    • cohenval
      April 19, 2014

      God i not the father of drug dealers. The Devil is their father. Drug dealers destroy lives. They are pests to the society.

  26. spirit
    April 18, 2014

    Why would man choose one plant out of the millions of plants that God has created and just decide let us wipe it off the face of the earth? If man was to start smoking lemon grass would they make it illegal and wipe if of the face of Dominica. Dominica get serious and start making money on the herb like the us and Holland and the rest. I do not smoke but i know so much more persons die as a result of alcohol use than that of weed so as a country we should start looking at replacing banana with the most valuable herb. The banana industry is now plague by black sigartoka and citrus by fruit flies. non of that problem with the herb. lets fight alcohol and cocaine, they are processed but weed is all natural.

  27. grell
    April 18, 2014

    Idiots they are,rot in jail.

  28. black and proud
    April 18, 2014

    correction ( some black people)

  29. black and proud
    April 18, 2014

    you hypocrites and black face heaters you do not like your selves,if you whom making theses comment above are white skin ill for give you if you are not , ill say that is the problem with most black people,pale skin you are ok ,black skin go to hell.

  30. Affa
    April 18, 2014

    Good reason why Marijuana needs to be legalized or decriminalized in Dominica. At least like in St. Vincent there would be no need for it to be imported here. What law is this, no witnesses needed, but the law intended to protect Dominicans against excessive noise is totally disregarded by police who claim …duh… we need witnesses?? Well legalize Marijuana in Dominica and stop this madness.

    • Joe
      April 20, 2014

      I totally agree with you Affa, it’s time to legalize Marijuana.
      One of the main reasons that weed is illegal in D/ca is because the US makes demands on these island nations to make weed illegal. The US turns around and allows marijuana to be legal in California, Colorado, Washington etc. because of the many benefits of marijuana being legal.

  31. blaze out
    April 18, 2014

    all dem weed dey hold up there must hit de street . so who is de bad guys

  32. blaze out
    April 18, 2014

    all dey have to do is send me a bag :)

  33. beholder
    April 18, 2014

    Right now Eric Holder, Attorney General of the USA, perpetrator of this hoax War on Drugs, is moving to decriminalize cannabis. They are setting up and Institute to study the medical uses of Marijuana in Jamaica. There is very good reason. The medicinal properties of the plant are just beginning to be known. Dominica can be ahead of the trend, develop new strains and prosper from it or it can hold on to a failed policy. Legalize this plant. Farmers here can make money .and smugglers will go broke.

  34. April 17, 2014

    if you find someone ugly that mean you’re also ugly one thing more they”re black you rediculize your race
    it”s a shame

  35. BRAIN DAMAGE
    April 17, 2014

    Awa man. The drugs can really disfigure people. Although these guys are called trafickers, much less if they were users.

  36. drty harry
    April 17, 2014

    you checking ugly eh but it wud been that same drug money that some of allu wud be spenin and not even know. daughter wud hv gotte anew phone or ipad son wud get a lil bike to roam the streets and u parents wont even know

  37. IKR
    April 17, 2014

    Wow….It’s always the pretty ones huh?

  38. KoKo Naughts
    April 17, 2014

    Ok, ummm, they sure both of them man not from St. Vincent?? Awa man!!

  39. karla
    April 17, 2014

    if ugly is a sin den demm two going straight to hell yess i anything for the almighty dollar en

    • Frantz J McLawrence
      April 18, 2014

      Ha ha ha. Lol

    • Simply the Truth
      April 18, 2014

      :lol: You make me laugh. I did not give you thumbs down nor thumbs up. You are too funny. :lol:
      Anyway, we never call people ugly and state he will go to Hell because of his ugliness which is why you got so many thumbs down. I could not help but think he looked ugly and what a face I would fear. :)
      It is what is imbedded in his heart which projects unto his face, a non law-abiding person who obviously defies the Law, could not get about it and live according to what he can get out of life and may do anything to get it. In this case, such a person is to be feared.
      Our God is not concerned with outward beauty and ugliness. I do not know why but there is a reason for everything. God is concerned with the heart and what is imbedded in it.
      I read where Our Lord and Our Lady said to different visionaries, “I will make you beautiful”; not in features but in your heart which will project itself unto the face.
      You will note how some people look radiant and are always smiling of all. It is not that they have everything and are not in need of but that they have the blessing and grace of God by paying him homage and performing acts of love for others in Jesus Name. Try it and you will experience it if you have not yet experienced it.
      He may not go to Hell and not because he is ugly. :) Our good, loving, compassionate, merciful, patient and forgiving God is a God of many chances. If he turns to God, repents with always a humble and contrite heart and makes penance as a means of reparation, God will forgive him.
      Criminals also deprive themselves of the blessing and grace of God. If they, all criminals, know what is good for them, they will turn to God and live a happy and peaceful life. Money is not all and money does not always make people happy and buy happiness; very seldom. If it is utilized properly, fruitfully to help others, money will make us happy. However, this will be the work of God. God bless you!

    • cohenval
      April 19, 2014

      Lol. They are not ugly. But that’s a good joke.

  40. April 17, 2014

    well good thing they catch these men early, cuz their faces were calling for a cat 5 hurricane! No wonder the weather has been messed up these few days #hallelujah

  41. me yes
    April 17, 2014

    None is dominican,ackie is vincy grew up in da

  42. think for yourself
    April 17, 2014

    I am not a weed smoker. However, I am a student of history. The Caribbean governments are so weak. They will wait until it is fully decriminalized in the US and Europe to begin decriminalizing weed. By then the US will already have a grip on the market.

  43. April 17, 2014

    Tony you don’t find its time to stop your non scene give it up!
    You too old for that.

  44. April 17, 2014

    Where did these two men from?I think the reporter made a mistake. This two came from the jungle of congo.look two ugly men

    • Alex Bruno
      April 17, 2014

      The negative stereotype of the Congolese people is rather unfortunate. The men broke the law; that I understand (and there are consequences for breaking the law), but you did not insult the Democratic Republic of Congo in return. There was no need to take such cheap shot against our African brothers and sisters.

      Peace

      • Simply the Truth
        April 22, 2014

        Oh, he is from Congo? They bring their bad habits of illegal drugs to our country, to the Caribbean in general? Then he should be deported back to Congo.
        Those people are not interested in us West Indians. Why do you have a bleeding heart for him? They are angry with law enforcers, the Law for catching them, arresting them, incarcerating them and eventually charging them. These people are not law-abiders. Why should you feel sorry for them or if anyone of them is from Africa?

    • The Blackheart Man
      April 18, 2014

      Is there anything wrong being from Congo…black is beautiful believe u me we need to look pass such superficial comments

    • Simply the Truth
      April 18, 2014

      At least, one is smiling. He does not look too bad smiling.

    • Joe
      April 20, 2014

      @care, I do not think you meant to make your level of education public, it’s loud and clear!

    • a boi
      April 20, 2014

      as a black person ur roots also might be embedded in the roots of the congolese jungle.. so y then do u choose to defile the men’s appearance… unlike u who might always be wearin make up to hide ur tru appearance.. these men mayb the only representation of tru african heritage u see

  45. Ms Twitter
    April 17, 2014

    Lord!! but these men fugly!

    • Simply the Truth
      April 18, 2014

      Crimes cause them to look like that. Note the head of hair of one of them. It looks horrible and scary. There are some ugly people, what we perceive them to be, if cleaned, well-groomed and dressed in a suit be it a decent shirt and pants, they will not look as they do.

  46. ##Dominica.#
    April 17, 2014

    Very handsome gentle men looking “SLICK” and dangerous agents of death. ” SMFH” By any means necessary trying to kill and harm the next generation. We are in big trouble. Ninety Nine DAYS FOR THE DRUG DEALEARS! ONE DAY FOR THE LAW.

    • Simply the Truth
      April 18, 2014

      I think they are angels of death. Those who are involved in drug trafficking no doubt are such people. If anyone stands in their way and they get the opportunity, they will kill them. No exception law enforcers. Much money is involved here. This will make them dangerous. Drug traffickers are dangerous people. Anyone who double cross them will be killed be it in the present or in the future. They will always be on the look-out for them.

  47. ArAb
    April 17, 2014

    I will not support the importation of weed into Dominica.

    But….

    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 for growing and exportation. We should look into that since that could help boast our agricultural sector.

    • me
      April 18, 2014

      ok workers

    • Simply the Truth
      April 18, 2014

      Which country do you have in mind? Nearly all countries, if not all of them grow them. Some people grow them illegally at their homes. They get the plants or seeds from overseas or from those whom they know. I would not want to be part and parcel of that and would never encourage it. Live well alone and live and let live.

  48. faceup
    April 17, 2014

    Decriminalise weed and stop wasting time and recourses on that NONSENSE ! CHUPES!!

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