West Coast $1.6 million Drug seizure
A drug haul of over $1.6 million Barbados dollars was made last night about 8.50 pm and a joint operation between Police with the Drug Squad and the Barbados Coast Guard intercepted a vessel about 4 nautical miles off the west coast.
Due to unfavorable conditions at sea, the boat sank. Eight hundred and fourteen (814) lbs of cannabis were seized. Two men, a Barbadian and a Vincentian were detained in connection with the seizure and are currently assisting with the investigation.
A third man was on-board at the time but was not found. Rescue searches are being conducted at present.
- David Welch – ASP (Ag);
Public Relations Officer