TUESDAY’S confiscation by police of almost two tonnes of compressed marijuana from the premises of a business place in the north of the island may very well be the largest drug bust undertaken by lawmen in recent times.
While this may not be the official word from the police hierarchy, some members of the police force this reporter spoke to are of the view that this is the case.
Police were able to confirm that 1.965 tonnes of different grades of compressed ganja was found in a container that was also stuffed with other items.
According to a police statement, “on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, units of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force conducted an operation, during which time, a search of a sealed goods container was initiated. The container was housed within the enclosed premises of a business in the north of the island.
“Assistance of partner agencies, including the Customs and Excise Department was sought, resulting in the recovery of a substantial quantity of suspected compressed cannabis. The contents are currently being processed by law enforcement officials. A full assessment of the weight of the contents is not completed at this time.
“No one has been arrested to date, but a comprehensive investigation has been launched into the matter.”