BARBADIAN POLICE VERY BUSY: FOUR DRUGS SEIZURE ARRESTS; MAN CHARGED FOR ROBBERY AND THEFT; 2 MEN SHOT AT GODDING ROAD & WEAPON SEIZED

1. DRUG SEIZURE ARREST

Jamielle Thomas (male), 24 years of Ocho Rios, Jamaica, was charged on Thursday 10th March 2011, by members of the Drug Squad after arriving in the island on a flight from Jamaica. He received the following charges:

1. Possession of Cannabis
2. Possession with intent to supply
3. Trafficking cannabis
4. Importation of cannabis.

The subject arrived in Barbados on a flight from Jamaica and was intercepted by Customs, and 1 ½ lbs of cannabis was found in his luggage.

He was scheduled to appear in the District B Magistrate Court.

2. DRUG SEIZURE ARREST No.2

Dale Stanford, 52 years of 2nd Avenue, Durants Village, St. James was arrested at his residence after a search warrant was executed there on the 10th March 2011, and 43 cannabis plants, the tallest being 4 feet, were found, along with a quantity of loose cannabis. He was arrested and charged for the following offences:

1. Possession of Cannabis
2. Possession with intent to supply
3. Trafficking cannabis
4. Cultivation of cannabis.

He appeared at the Holetown Magistrate Court and pleaded guilty to the charges. He was remanded until the 16th March 2011, to reappear for sentencing.

3. DRUG SEIZURE ARREST No. 3

Darion Cadogan, stepson of Dale Stanford 16 years, also of 2nd Avenue, Durants Village, St. James was arrested as a result of a search warrant was executed there on the 10th March 2011, a quantity of dried cannabis trees was found. He was arrested and charged for the following offences:

1. Possession of Cannabis
2. Possession with intent to supply
3. Trafficking cannabis
4. Handling of cannabis.

He appeared at the Holetown Magistrate Court and pleaded guilty to the charges. He was granted bail in the sum of Bds $25,000.00, with 1 surety to reappear at the Holetown Magistrate Court on the 27th April 2011, pending a probation report.

4. DRUG SEIZURE ARREST No. 4

Two Barbadian nationals are in custody as a result of an operation conducted by the RBPF Drug Squad, Barbados Coast Guard and the RSS, where a boat was intercepted off the north western coast of Barbados, after a lengthy chase. Three (3) polyphene bags and 1 black bag, containing cannabis (weight undetermined at this time) was found onboard; a number polyphene bags containing cannabis were recovered from the sea.

The Anti-Narcotics operation commenced on the morning of Thursday 10th March 2011, and ceased about 10:30 am on Friday 11th March 2011.

The operation commenced on the morning of Thursday 10th March 2011, and ceased about 10:30 am on Friday 11th March 2011.

5. MAN ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY AND THEFT OFFENCES

Gary Dimitri Riley, 23 years, of no-fix-place-of-abode, was arrested and charged with three (3) offences of robbery and 3 counts of thefts, – 2 thefts from the person and one theft from the beach. These offences occurred between October 2010 and March 2011.

He is expected to appear at the District A Magistrate Court today 11th March 11, 2011.

6. TWO MEN SHOT AT GODDING ROAD

Two men were shot by an unknown assailant about 10.00 pm on Thursday March 10, 2011 at Godding Road, Station Hill, St. Michael.

Dwayne Cave, 22 years, of Godding Road, Station Hill, received a gunshot injury to his head, he has been hospitalized in a critical condition after being taken to the QEH by ambulance; and Darrin Harewood, 27 years also of Godding Road, received a gunshot injury to one of his elbows. He was treated and discharged.

7. AK 47 TYPE RIFLE

Developed in Russia, this is also known as a "Kalashnikov" in Barbados, this is a Prohibited item.

A man is currently assisting in investigations into the seizure of an AK 47 type rifle. Further information will be released in due course.

David Welch – Insp.
RBPF Public Relations Officer

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