Post Office is the site of another drug bust, yielding 12 pounds worth more than $70k; but residents remain unimpressed

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Another successful drug-interdiction has been made within the space of 24 hours. However, as the Police continue these operations, residents continue to be displeased that no arrests are being made.

Law enforcement – including officers from the Narcotics Department, the K-9 Unit, and the Customs Enforcement Unit – conducted the joint operation on Tuesday, August 16, at about 10:30 a.m., at the General Post Office.

Reports say that three brown cardboard boxes were found and searched, and 12 vacuumed-sealed packages with a green bushy substance – suspected to be the controlled drug cannabis – were found.

This most recent drug find, with a weight of 12 pounds, has an estimated street value of $72,000.

As usual, the boxes and their contents were transported to Police Headquarters pending further investigation.

Meanwhile, a similar exercise was conducted at the Deep Water Harbour on Monday, August 15, when 59 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $354,000, were found.

The 39 vacuum-sealed packages were reportedly inside a barrel.

Persons are advising that, instead of removing the drugs, the Police should allow the consignee to uplift the packages and then bust them.

While it is “well and good” to prevent drugs from hitting the streets, a woman says, it is also vital to stop the importation at the source.

According to her, once the importers realize that the drugs have been seized, they will just make another order for more. She says that residents should not believe that all the drugs imported into this country are intercepted. – REAL NEWS

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Drugs taken to the police headquarters. I guess the owners will collect the drugs later from the police.

    Seems like our local law enforcement and narcotics division had no training in dealing with these situations. Also, they never watched any police crime movies whatsoever. Then again, this place is so CORRUPTED that one can only speculate that the importers know very well that their drugs are safe in the hands of the cops. They will, as I said, still collect it later.

  2. Since when the POLICE DOING BROKERAGE work? Don’t worry somebody’s economic situation just got better

  3. Is Antigua a drugs drop off center?All of a sudden there seems to be drugs bust every day.The Airport,Deep Water Harbor and the Post Office seems to be for the trans- shipment of all drugs.Could you imagine what is going on at the other Ports of entry, into Antigua.Plant your own trees and smoke your lives away.

  4. Yeah, some time ago I got whacked for importing Cuban cigars. Some D-bag CBP agent who stole my smokes had a great New Years, him and his corrupt assed friends smoking my cigars.

  5. I couldn’t careless who wants to smoke some trees, but these reports, without any arrest, are just a slap in the face to the residents of Antigua. No arrest for crimes, put a heavy psychological burden on the residents of any country, it sends the message, that, criminals run the country, then people would be afraid to come forward to report any crime. Not Good Antigua, not good.

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