Vincentians and Jamaicans in custody after drug and cash seizure


On Tuesday, 26thJune 2018, the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) conducted a counter-narcotic operation in the Falmouth Area where six individuals were apprehended and illicit drugs and cash seized.

Those detained include three (3) Vincentian males, a Vincentian female, a Jamaican female and a Jamaican male. A total of 4.13 kilograms of Cocaine carrying an estimated wholesale value of One Hundred and Forty-Four Thousand, Nine Hundred and Sixty-Three EC Dollars ($144,963.00 ECD) and 2.88lbs of Cannabis carrying an estimated wholesale value of Five Thousand, Seven Hundred and Sixty EC Dollars ($5,760.00 ECD)were seized from two separate properties.

In addition, the execution of a search warrant led to the discovery of One Thousand, Seven Hundred and Sixty-Eight Dollars and Forty-Five Cents EC ($1768.45 ECD)which was also seized.

Investigations into the matter are ongoing and charges are expected to be laid against the detainees in short order.

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  1. They all ave hamnesty so no point trying to deport them after trial.

    Antigua, give us your poor uneducated criminals we will take them as long as they can write an X
    Poor arwe

    • Yes, their citizenship can be revoke once convicted, time served and then deported. I know in some countries accorded to the crime committed by a non-national they can be deported once convicted and prison time served. I know of an Antiguan who had committed a crime in American and he was convicted and served jail time. His American citizenship was revoked and he was deported after he completed his prison time. I don’t know the Antigua & Barbuda constitution criminal act law for non-national citizenship that violated the criminal law act.

      • Mary-gene, a Naturalized citizen cannot be deported for actions taken, including criminal activity, after naturalizing. Now, sometimes if the U.S. government discovers that a naturalized citizen committed a crime BEFORE naturalizing that would have barred that person from getting U.S. citizenship. In those cases, the government can deport the individual but only after taking away their U.S. citizenship, during a process called denaturalization.

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