Gros-Islet Po­lice and Drug Unit clear large plots of cannabis

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Gros-Islet Po­lice on Thurs­day March 5, 2015 con­ducted an erad­i­ca­tion ex­er­cise in the Beause­jour area around 3:30 a.m.

1,333 fully grown cannabis plants and 100 seedlings were up­rooted and de­stroyed.

Also on Thurs­day March 5, 2015 the Drug Unit of the Royal Saint Lu­cia Po­lice Force con­ducted an erad­i­ca­tion ex­er­cise in the Belle Vue area lo­cated in Den­nery.

As a re­sult of this ex­er­cise, a to­tal of 6,682 fully grown cannabis plants and 3,000 seedlings was up­rooted and de­stroyed. No one was ar­rested as a re­sult of th­ese ex­er­cises.

Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice Mr. Ver­non Fran­cois, in a state­ment ear­lier this year, 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 and, ac­cord­ing to the Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, there will be no abat­ing of ef­forts on the part of law men to en­sure that this mo­men­tum con­tin­ues.

The Royal Saint Lu­cia Po­lice Force has un­der­taken a num­ber of suc­cess­ful op­er­a­tions to crack­down on the cul­ti­va­tion of cannabis.

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