Drugs and Firearms Seized

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Eradication Exercise

 On Tuesday 19th June 2012, a joint eradication exercise was conducted by the Special Services Unit of the northern and southern division of the island on a Marijuana plantation at the Des Cartier rainforest in Micoud.

A total of 226 grown Marijuana plants were destroyed in addition to 130 seedlings. Also recovered in a wooden hut on the plantation were a .25 Pistol and 45.4 kg of dry Cannabis which was seized by the officers.

No one was arrested during that exercise.

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Dennery men arrested for drugs

 On Friday 22nd June 2012, about 6:00 pm, Officers attached to the Traffic Department while conducting a traffic check along the Bexon Highway intercepted a black motor cycle registration number PB 832 driven by 32 year old Martin Shortie of La Caye, Dennery. At the time he was accompanied by a pillion rider, 15 year old Marlon Lewis both of the same address

A search was conducted on both individuals. A quantity of Marijuana was found strapped to the body of Martin Shortie and a separate quantity was discovered in a back pack carried by Marlon Lewis.

On Sunday 24th June, 2012, both individuals were charged for the offences of Possession of a Control Drug and Possession with the Intent to Supply a Control Drug.

They will be taken before the court on Tuesday 26th June, 2012 to answer to the said charges.

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La Croix youth caught with a firearm

 On Friday 22nd June 2012, about 4:50 pm, Officers attached to Traffic Department acting upon information, conducted a search on the person of 22 year old Cletus Mitchel of La Croix Maingot. At the time of the search he was standing along the La Croix Maingot Road when a 9mm Pistol SR# B00329 was recovered on his body.

Cletus Mitchel was arrested and charged on Friday 22nd June 2012 for the offence of Possession of Firearm.

He will be taken before the court on Tuesday 26th June 2012 to answer to the said charge.

 ENDS

 

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