Police in Barbados busy and weekend’s not begun – Over 1,000 lbs. held in Drug seizure as young man succumbs to accident injuries


On Friday 17 August 2012, during a joint training exercise at Glenburnie, St. John, members of the Drug Squad and the Barbados Coast Guard found and sized 21 large taped packages, weighing 1,304 lbs with vegetable matter later proven to be cannabis.

{FILE IMAGE VIA – RBPF} Members of the two services have been conducting joint training exercises throughout the week at various locations around the island. The drug was found in rocky terrain at the location.

No arrests have been made in connection with this cannabis find.


Mark Mason, 24 years of Church Village, St. Philip, died on Sunday August 14, 2012, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was a patient since being involved in a three vehicle accident on Mapp Hill Road, St. Michael on 26 February 2012 about 4:40 am. (Seventeenth road fatality for 2012)

{IMAGE VIA – dominicacentral.com} Investigations in the February 2012 collision are continuing.

Mason who had been in a coma since the accident, was a passenger in a motor car driven by Jamal Barrow, 25 years of the same address. Another motorcar was driven by William Farnum, 23 years of Worthing, Christ Church. The occupants of the third vehicle ran from the scene.

  • David Welch | Insp.

Public Relations Officer (RBPF)

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