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February starts with two drug seizures

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Police seized more than half of a million dollars’ worth of controlled drugs in two separate incidents on Wednesday.

In the first incident, several packages of hashish were washed ashore a beach in Barbuda and handed over to police on the island.

The substance amounted to 77 pounds in weight, with an estimated value of $523,899.

Following that seizure, the police and customs conducted a joint drug operation at the Airport Cargo Shed where they found five packages containing 5 pounds of cannabis.

The controlled substance, which  was concealed inside a cardboard box, carried an estimated value of EC$30,000.

The police are investigating both incidents.

Last week, the Customs Task Force and Police K-9 Unit conducted a joint operation which resulted in the discovery of four vacuum sealed packages that were concealed in a cardboard box at the General Post Office.

The drugs found in this seizure arrived from the United States and had an estimated value of EC$20,000.00.

On 9th January, EC$24,000.00 worth of marijuana was discovered at the FedEx office located at the V. C. Bird International Airport cargo bay in an operation conducted by the Police Narcotics Unit and Customs Enforcement Department.

Days earlier on 6th January, fifty-two vacuum sealed packages of cannabis, weighing 52 pounds, were discovered at the Deep Water Harbour.

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