Another drug bust involving Dominicans

Another drug bust involving Dominicans

Two Dominicans have been charged for a drug bust at sea on Thursday, May 16, 2013.

Germaine Lamothe, 46, of Portsmouth, Dominica and Zuff Joel William, 27, of Bathroad, Portsmouth Dominica, have been charged with the seizure of 411 pounds (186.43kilos) of marijuana discovered in 14 polythene bags on a pirogue (small boat) at about 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, about two miles west of the Castries Harbor.

Police said the men were on board a vessel with the markings “Provider” and bore the registration number J7-065-STE.

“Under police escort the vessel was moored to the marine base where a thorough search was conducted of the boat,” police said in a press release.

“Both individuals were detained in police custody and were later charged for the offences of possession of a controlled drug, possession with the intent to supply a controlled drug and importation of a controlled drug,” the release further stated.

This is the second time in two months that Dominicans have been nabbed for drug trafficking in St. Lucia.

On March 15, 2013, two fishermen from Roseau, Dominica — Alex James, 39, and Rawlins Rolle, 33 — were arrested and charged in connection with a large drug seizure in the south of the island.

According the St. Lucia police, officers attached to the Marine Unit of the southern division intercepted a blue, orange and black boat named “Von Von,” 8.2 nautical miles south of Gros Piton, Soufriere in the island’s territorial waters.

The boat was searched and 1,487.2 pounds of cannabis were found.

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  1. does st.lucia have the worse law system dont dey give foreigners a chance to contact dre home or love ones nothing is this how they do it.. i mean i know is a crime n not dre country but dont they hve a chance to cantact their family?

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  2. What we seem to fail to understand is the fact that two persons were or have been arrested for drugs and that the two individuals in question are nationals of CARICOM. What the hell with you people? Do you not travel and see whats' happening around the world? It amazes me to read of so many senseless posted comments. The last time I check closely, more so is when you see or hear a Dominican, you see or hear a St. Lucian. So avoid being so negative about people.

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  3. so there was a drug bust involving Dominicans and all of a sudden we need special treatment? This is hilarious. Honestly I am offended by this, because Dominicans are not the causes of the problems St. Lucia is experiencing today. As a matter of fact, I can guarantee you, the WEED wasn't being imported into Dominica. So ponder upon this before you choose to disassociate with Dominicans. Obviously you haven't heard the saying, its better to be thought of as a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubts!

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    • Proud Dominican,
      As a St. Lucian, I apologize for the idiotic comments towards Domincans, from St. Lucians. We know other islands, countries have bad apples like the next one. This time it was Dominicans, next time it might be Bajan's, Grenadians, etc. We in St. Lucia have had this problem for years like any other country. Until fellow citizens wake up and start reporting illegal activities which they know is going on, we will always have drugs.

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  4. ooooh macca mem mem mem. but now st lucians tax money hav to pay for other country's citizens offence..... hmmm

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    • Just like other countries citizens tax money have to pay for Lucians, other countries citizen offenses in their country, island.

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  5. How do we find out about when our citizens are busted for activities such as these in other countries. It appears that their names appear in their local news. Don't think for once that our fellow citizens are any better than the Dominicans, Vincentians etc.

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  6. Hope they know that weed is not as bad as they think it is....let u.s.a. legalize weed and u will see them follow

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  7. I seriously don't care what happens in Dominica.
    I have no business with Dominicans neither do i want to associate with Dominicans.
    My concern is my home territory.
    And now our Authourities have good reason to scrutinize Dominicans when they within out sights, either in air or water bodies.

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    • SLU,
      You are wrong. Authorities should be scrutinizing everyone, not just Dominicans. Can't just scrutinize one island, group or race. By the way, Lucians smuggle drugs into other islands, countries also.

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  8. The Yanks have drones in the air and Martinique has surveillance in the north, so tough luck to those drug dealers. I think we'll see more busts, more often.

    http://www.nycaribnews.com/news.php?viewStory=2311
    http://www.defenceiq.com/naval-and-maritime-defence/articles/fear-over-sovereignty-holding-back-caribbean-sur/

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  9. Hope St.Lucian Authourities are taking a closer look into this and begin to sreen Dominicans at our ports of entry (including our airports.)
    We have enough problems of our home to be dealing and using our resources on.

    Hope the Government continues to equipe our marine/coast-guard with the vessles they need to ensure we are safe.

    Good Job guys.

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    • Dominicans are not the only ones who need to be screened. There is a lot more going on in St. Lucia than some pounds of marijuana. They are not the biggest threat to St. Lucian. There are Lucians killing each other everyday like hot bread.

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      • True about the killings but crime is crime and should be nip in the bud at all levels.

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    • Oh please! You really think that if Dominicans have to bring in drugs, they're going to pass through the legal ports? And, for your knowledge, they don't screen St Lucians at our ports either! Other than that, I applaud the St Lucian Police at the Marine Base for doing a job well done. I hope you catch more because is nonsense they doing!

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      • I seriously what happens in Dominica.
        I have no business with Dominicans neither do i want to associate with Dominicans.

        My concern is my home territory.

        And now our Authourities have good reason to scrutinize Dominicans when they within out sights, either in air or water bodies.

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        • I can see that you are very limited with your thinking. Hence the reason you would make such comments. Lucians are no better than Dominicans. I really don't get your point. You need to take your small mind out of the box. Only a small mind would try to bring down another person. And what is this about not associating with Dominicans, this just shows how low your level of thinking is.

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          • I agree with you "hmmm", SLU is a poor representation of a Lucian. He/she sounds like an f-ing constipated arsehole!!

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          • AGREED!! SLU i dnt fink ure a lucian..ure jus another idiot who probably traffic drugs all da time. HYPOCRITE!!

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