Po­lice Con­tinue Fight Against Il­le­gal Drugs

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

In con­tin­ued ef­forts to halt the cul­ti­va­tion of cannabis, the Anse La Raye Po­lice on Wed­nes­day, March 11, 2015 con­ducted an erad­i­ca­tion ex­er­cise in the Au­pos area be­tween 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.

As a re­sult of the ex­er­cise, 14,500 fully grown plants and 2,200 seedlings were de­stroyed

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

A team of po­lice of­fi­cers from the South­ern De­tach­ment of the Spe­cial Ser­vices Unit also con­ducted an erad­i­ca­tion ex­er­cise in the Grace Fond Jwar-yay area on Satur­day, March 7, 2015.

As a re­sult of the ex­er­cise, a to­tal of 8,940 fully grown cannabis plants and 500 seedlings were up­rooted and de­stroyed.

On Wed­nes­day, March 11, 2015 about 10:55 p.m. of­fi­cers of the Drug Squad also con­ducted an op­er­a­tion, this time in the Monchy area.

As a re­sult of the op­er­a­tion, the of­fi­cers in­ter­cepted a ve­hi­cle. A search of the said ve­hi­cle re­vealed a suit­case con­tain­ing 19 rec­tan­gu­lar blocks of a sub­stance sus­pected to be co­caine. The oc­cu­pants of the ve­hi­cle were two Span­ish na­tion­als. They were ar­rested and are presently in po­lice cus­tody as­sist­ing with in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

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