Anse La Raye Police clear large plot of cannabis
In continued efforts to halt the cultivation of cannabis, the Anse La Raye Police on Wednesday, February 04, 2015, conducted an eradication exercise in the Aupos area around 9:20 a.m. 2,700 plants were uprooted. However, no arrests were made on this occasion.
The Anse La Raye Police have noted that generally incidents of crime in the fishing village remain low; however, the police remain vigilant and active in the fight against drug trafficking and drug abuse.
Commissioner of Police Mr. Vernon Francois, in a recent statement reiterated that cannabis remains an illegal substance on the law books of Saint Lucia. The island, Mr. Francois says will not be a safe haven for drug trafficking.
The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force has undertaken a number of successful operations to crack down on crime and according to the Commissioner of Police, there will be no abating of efforts on the part of lawmen to ensure that this momentum continues.