Bail Set for 3 Accused in Million Dollar Drug Bust

Three of the individuals nabbed during a million dollar drug bust last week have been bailed.

Vincentian brothers Mark John, 27 and Kimron John, 30 and Antiguan female Makeesha Henry, 24 were each offered bail of 1.7 million dollars after appearing before Magistrate Ngaio Emmanuel on Tuesday.

They were ordered to hand over their travel documents to the court and report to the police several times during the week.

The fourth accused, 35-year-old Steve Brown was denied bail and remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison.

They were yesterday charged with drug possession, drug trafficking, possession with intent to transfer and being concerned with the supply of the controlled substance.

The quartet was arrested after officers attached to the Office of National Drug & Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) conducted a counter-drug operation in the Big Creek and Golden Grove areas.

The drug bust which took place on Friday saw a total of approximately six hundred and ninety-seven (697) pounds of compressed Cannabis seized.

Reports are that Kimron, who served in the Antigua and Barbuda Coast Guard for the past 10 years and his brother were caught transporting the drugs

The Cannabis, which originated from St. Vincent, has an estimated wholesale value of One Million Three Hundred and Ninety-Five Thousand, Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars (ECD$1,395,250).





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