Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Police destroy over $1.12 Million in illegal drugs from 2018 bust

Drugs destroyed in the incinerator

Drugs destroyed in the incinerator

Five packages weighing 6.5 kilos, tested and confirmed to be cocaine, were burned along with 232.4 kilograms of cannabis, today, Wednesday, April 9, 2019.



Destroyed were more than six large black garbage bags full of drugs along with a haversack. The haversack contained the cocaine. 

Police estimate the street value of drugs to be approximately BBD $1 124 600.00.

Speaking to the media after the destruction, Senior Superintendent Acting of the Southern Division Bruce Rowe said that he was satisfied with the morning's operation. He said:

"It was 93 packages of cannabis, five packages of cocaine. The burn went well. I'm satisfied that everything was to my satisfaction and according to the regulations of the Force. The drugs were confiscated sometime last year, and as per the law now, sampling was done and the bulk destroyed. [...] There were three persons charged and the matter is still pending before the courts of Barbados."

The 238.9 kilograms of drugs were completely incinerated in minutes.


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