Police Continue Fight Against Illegal Drugs
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.