Captain Phillips charged for drug offences: Guyanese Vessel found with Cocaine & Ganja

Guyanese national Winston Leslie Fitzgerald Phillips, 48 years was arrested and charged by members of the Drug Squad for the offences of:

1. Possession of 2 kilos of cocaine
2. Possession with intent to supply;
3. Trafficking; and
4. Importation.
5. Possession of 37 lbs of cannabis
6. Possession with intent to supply;
7. Trafficking; and
8. Importation.

An operation was carried out on Friday 7th February 2014 by members of the Customs and Excise Department, the Drug Squad and supported by the Police Canine Unit, Marine Unit and the Barbados Coast Guard, on board the Guyanese register ship ‘Rudisa Global‘, which is berthed at the Bridgetown Port. This ship transports cement and the crew is comprised of Guyanese and Surinamese nationals.

In the operation, Customs personnel discovered 37 lbs cannabis and 2 kgs of cocaine hidden in cabins. The crew was detained for questioning, and Phillips, who is the captain, was subsequently charged by Police.

In the operation, Customs personnel discovered 37 lbs cannabis and 2 kgs of cocaine hidden in cabins. The crew was detained for questioning, and Phillips, who is the captain, was subsequently charged by Police.

Phillips appeared at the District A Magistrate Court on Monday February 10, 2014.

  • David Welch – Insp.

Pub. Rel’s. Officer, RBPF

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