Entire quartet locked-up over Falmouth drug bust

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May 8 has been set as the committal date when the two latest accused drug traffickers are to return to court before Magistrate Ngaio Emanuel-Edwards in the All Saints Magistrate’s Court.

Yesterday, Gerald Darroux, a Dominican national living in Golden Grove New Extension, and Glenroy Pierre, a Vincentian national living in Falmouth Harbour, appeared before the magistrate, who denied them bail since they are considered flight risks.

Pierre, convicted in the same court for another drug offence three weeks ago, is a fisherman – like his co-accused, Darroux.

The Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) charged the duo on Tuesday in connection with the recent seizure of $1,876,000 worth of compressed cannabis weighing 469 pounds.

Their arrest brought to four the number of accused in the case so far. The others are Godfrey King of Green Hill, Liberta and Sydney Norville of Marble Hill who were taken to court on January 28, 2019. They, too, were denied bail because they were deemed flight risks.

The men all stand accused of possession of cannabis, intent to transfer it to others, being concerned in the supply of cannabis and drug trafficking.

Last week, the ONDCP issued a wanted bulletin for Darroux and Pierre after the agency intercepted a black Toyota van in Falmouth on January 24, 2019 which was being used to transport the compressed cannabis.

Then, on Tuesday, the law enforcement agency announced that Darroux “presented himself on 4th February, 2019 to the ONDCP along with his attorney”, while Pierre “also presented himself to the ONDCP on 5th February, 2019”.

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