ONDCP DISRUPTS MAJOR DRUG TRAFFICKING SYNDICATE
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 23rd June, 2014…….On Sunday 22nd June 2014 Officers of the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) conducted a counter narcotics operation in the Radio Range area where they seized over Six (6) Kilos of Cocaine concealed in several suitcases.
Assisting in the investigations are a 38 year old Montserratian male who resides in Hatton and a 27 year old Antiguan male who resides in the Villa Area. Both men are expected to be charged with offences ranging from Simple Possession to Drug Trafficking and will stand trial in the High Court. The estimated wholesale value of the seized product is EC$210,600.00.
More arrests are expected at the conclusion of these investigations.
This success follows the recent Father’s Day seizure by the ONDCP at the Airport where a German passenger enroute to the United Kingdom and a local taxi driver were jointly charged with a number of drug related offences.
The Prime Minister and Minister responsible for the ONDCP, Hon. Gaston Browne, expressed his satisfaction with the agency’s responsiveness towards disrupting transnational organized crime groups who engage in the smuggling of narcotics and reaffirmed his Zero Tolerance policy on persons and/or groups attempting to use the Country as a transit point for drug trafficking.
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