Three men and one woman are to make their first court appearance on Tuesday after being busted with almost 700lbs of cannabis.
27-year-old Mark JOHN and his brother 30-year-old Kimron JOHN, both Vincentian national but residents of Antigua and Barbuda, 24-year-old Antiguan Makeesha HENRY and a Vincentian male, 35-year-old Steve BROWN were 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).
This comes just four days after an operation in which eight pounds, six ounces of Hashish Oil were seized and two Vincentian nationals were arrested