{UPDATED} Police as Botany experts – Ton of Ganja held in just a week: Charges Laid with Needham’s Point seizure

The following persons have been arrested and jointly charged with several drug offences as a result of the seizure of 14 taped packages of cannabis, weighing 825 lbs by the RBPF Drug Squad at sea about 9 nautical miles off Needhams Point, St. Michael.

They are:

Vincentian national:
Eden Carell CharlesVincent, 33 years of Layou, St. Vincent.

Barbadian nationals:
Stuart Alex Simpson, 30 years of Mount Standfast Gardens, St. James;
Anthony Ricardo Giles, 50 years of Fordes Road, Brittons Hill, St. Michael;
Dave Ricardo Browne, 33 years of #7 Warrick Lane, Golden Rock, Pinelands, St. Michael;

They have been jointly charged for the following:

1. Possession;
2. Possession with intent to supply;
3. Trafficking; and
4. Importation of cannabis within the territorial waters of Barbados.

The mentioned persons are expected to appear at the District A Magistrate’s Court on Monday 23 July 2012.

{POLICE FILE IMAGE} Since Saturday 14 July 2012, in one week, the Royal Barbados Police Force Drug Squad in major drug operations has seized over a TON of cannabis. In another previous operation coordinated by the Royal Barbados Police Force Drug Squad, the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Law Enforcement Authorities seized 1706 lbs of cannabis, and 4 Barbadian nationals were arrested.

  • David Welch | Inspector

Public Relations Officer of the RBPF

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