Two Antiguan Nationals caught with over 853lbs of Cannabis

Two Antiguan Nationals have been nabbed with over 853lbs of Cannabis.

The Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) conducted a counter-drug operation in the early hours of Tuesday 18th October 2016 in the Old Road area.

The operation resulted in the arrest of two Antiguan males and a seizure of 853lbs 14ozs of Compressed Cannabis.

The drug carries an estimated wholesale value of One Million, Seven Hundred And Seven Thousand, Seven Hundred and Fifty EC Dollars ($1,707,750.00 XCD).

During the operation, a white pickup refused to comply with officers’ instructions to stop and a chase ensued. As a result, one (1) occupant riding in the back of the vehicle received minor injuries after falling from the vehicle and is currently receiving medical attention.

It is believed that a vessel arrived from a nearby Caribbean island in the early hours of Tuesday morning with the illegal drugs onboard. Another Antiguan male is presently being sought by ONDCP in connection with the recent drug seizure. Investigations are still ongoing.

News Reporter

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