Man held at airport with weed in water heaters


An Antiguan man of Hispanic origin was arrested at the V.C. Bird International Airport after he was found to have in his possession two electrical water heaters containing cannabis.

The man was held on Sunday during a joint operation by the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP), the Immigration Department, and the Customs & Excise Department.

The marijuana, weighing 28lbs 6oz, carries an estimated wholesale value of $113,520.

The person in question was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of cannabis with intent to transfer, being concerned in the supply of cannabis, importation and drug trafficking. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance today.

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