Montserratian Police solve robbery and seize $9,000 EC of marijuana

The Royal Montserrat Police Service confirmed the apprehension of a man charged with robbery and another for possession of marijuana.

According to Superintendent Charles Thompson, on January 9 a robbery report was made to the police by a bus driver from the Look Out area. A police investigation was immediately launched and on January 17, a young man in his early 20’s was arrested and charged with the crime.

He was taken before the Magistrate’s Court on Monday 21st January 2013 and released on bail while the police investigations are continue.

{FILE IMAGE} On Saturday 19th January 2013, police officers were out on patrol duty in the Salem area, when they encountered a man from that area, sitting in his vehicle. The officers became suspicious and a search was conducted and a quantity of marijuana was found. Another search was done of his home and another significant sum of marijuana was also found.

{FILE IMAGE} On Saturday 19th January 2013, police officers were out on patrol duty in the Salem area, when they encountered a man from that area, sitting in his vehicle. The officers became suspicious and a search was conducted and a quantity of marijuana was found. Another search was done of his home and another significant sum of marijuana was also found.

As a result, he was arrested, charged and taken before the Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 22 January. The man was granted bail in the sum of EC $50 000. Police say the weight of the marijuana is over four pounds and carries a street value of approximately nine thousand EC dollars.

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