Man assisting police in connection with discovery of drugs at the Deep Water Harbour


One man is presently in police custody assisting the police with their investigations, following the discovery 60 pounds of Cannabis at Deep Water Harbour.

30 vacuum sealed packages of the controlled substance were discovered among food items during a drug operation between the Police and Customs on Friday 28th October.

The illegal drugs were seized and taken to Police Headquarters. It is estimated to value EC$360,000.00

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  1. Is drug selling the now business in Antigua. Almost every week drugs are ceased. I thought Antiguans grew their own marijuana. These drugs are likely going to be exported.

  2. Wait now business – just an English language correction.
    Ceased means to have stopped.
    Seized means to have taken hold of quickly.
    Both words sound the same phonetically but carry different meanings in a sentence.
    That said, I think you are partially right, most of those drugs may have been for onward transportation. Just a possibility.

    • You will notice I made the correction below. The computer sometimes does what It wants if not caught before posting. I do know the difference.

  3. I always say there are two types of Antiguans; the ones who are aware and the ones who don’t care. The import and export of illegal drugs is nothing new to this region and I was raised in an era when BMCs were the cars to own, the Ferris wheel where the late Sir V.C. Bird allegedly had an unwanted bowel movement was still around, watched many movies at the drive-in where the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre is now erected, traffic lights didn’t exist, and The Botanical Gardens was actually a garden.

    The 80s was the cocaine era in Antigua numerous books were written on the matter. This was when cocaine could be transported in carryon luggage, there was no Transport Board, no Immigration Officers and the local police and customs officers had so much power and privilege many a things were swept under the rug. Sly J could hide behind a lamp post due to his addiction and the animal farm (Fowl, Geese and Teddy) were raking in millions, many an offspring achieved their academic and financial success directly or indirectly due to the drug trade during that period, and some are still spending money made during that era. I lived it, this isn’t hearsay, I often wonder why “The Griot” never mentions that part of Antigua’s history in his oratorical history lessons. 40 years on ain’t too much changed, only the players (some are still playing though). Happy 40th Independence!

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