A joint operation by police and customs officers intercepted $300,000 worth of drugs at VC Bird International Airport on Tuesday.

 Two large cardboard boxes containing two five-gallon buckets and a smaller box with 30.25 pounds of compressed cannabis valued at $302,500, were discovered during a search at the customs cargo building, a release from the police communications unit, STRATCOM, said.

The drugs are said to have arrived in the country aboard an Amerijet flight from Miami on February 5 and 25, respectively. The officers subsequently transported the items to the police station, where further investigations are continuing.

So far this year, an estimated $1,740,000 worth of illegal drugs, consisting of approximately 175 pounds of cannabis and 19 grams of cocaine, have been seized by police and customs officers. About 160 pounds of the contraband arrived in the country via the airport. To date, 19 people have been arrested for drug-related offences in 2020 and 12 of them have been convicted.