Engineer arrested for sticky cannabis worth over $800 000
Created : 5 September 2017
The Royal Barbados Police Force issued the following press release on a recent drug bust.
On the 31st day of August 2017, The Drug Squad and Customs Enforcement Division conducted an operation at the Bridgetown Port. As a result of that said operation, forty (40) pails of Adhesive Glue each containing a quantity of cannabis wrapped in brown tape were discovered.
Investigations further revealed that these pails of Adhesive Glue arrived in Barbados on board a Cargo Vessel on the 2017/08/31 from St. Lucia; they were consigned to a company in Barbados. Investigations conducted by the Drug Squad led to the arrest of Duane Ryan Gittens 34 years, a Civil Engineer of lot #405 Westwood Drive, St. James. He was formally charged with the offences of:
*Possession of cannabis
*Possession with intent to supply
*Importation of Cannabis
The weight of the drugs was 418.8 lbs, with an estimated street value of over $837,000.00 Barbados currency.
He is expected to appear in the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court today.
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