Antigua: Two drug busts at the airport in one day

By Antigua Observer

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(ANTIGUA OBSERVER) – Over one million dollars worth of cannabis was seized at V.C. Bird International Airport on Monday and two men have been arrested, the police said.

Officers from the Criminal Investigations Department, Narcotics, K-9 and Customs made the busts when they went to the Customs Cargo Shed and carried out two separate intelligence driven operations.

In one incident, the K-9 dogs detected a total of 249.5 pounds of compressed cannabis hidden inside two cardboard boxes which had arrived earlier on board Caribbean Airlines flight #459 from Kingston, Jamaica.

According to a police statement, the substance, which has an estimated street value of $998,000 was immediately taken to a police station, pending further investigations.

Meanwhile, in another incident, K-9 dogs detected four pounds of compressed cannabis hidden inside a cardboard box with baby wipes and adult pampers.

The substance was found inside the Amerijet detention room at Customs Cargo. That set was also taken to a police station.

The police said it is worth $16,000.

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