Six detained, over $1 million in cannabis seized

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A twenty-four hour operation involving Officers from the National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP), has ended with six people being arrested and 295 pounds of cannabis worth over $1 million being seized.
The six men are likely to be charged when they appear before a magistrate tomorrow.
The multiple operations were conducted between June 23 and 24, 2017.
In a release issued to the media, the ONDCP said that two of the operations took place in All Saints Villiage, while the third was in Seaview farm.
The first occurred in the Montrulla area in All Saints where a Vincentian male and an Antiguan male were nabbed in the process of transporting 103.25 pounds of marijuana.
The drug carries an estimated wholesale value of EC $413,000.00.
According to the ONDCP, the second operation occurred in the Mock Pond Area where a Jamaican male was detained with 34.8 pounds of compressed cannabis and a small quantity of marijuana seedlings carrying an estimated wholesale value of EC $139,200.00.
The third counter-drug operation in the Sea View Farm area involves three Antiguan males who were detained with a total of 157.8 pounds of compressed cannabis carrying an estimated wholesale value EC $631, 200.00.
ONDCP said  all the cannabis seized during the operations appears to have originated out of South America.
The law enforment agency said while drugs originating from South America are usually from Venezuela or Columbia, investigations will continue to determine from where the drugs came.
The ONDCP said some officers worked straight throught the night while others were on shift during the operations.


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