Two charged in seizure of Colombian “Creepy”

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Two charged in seizure of Colombian “Creepy”
The potent Colombian marijuana known as "Creepy".
The potent Colombian marijuana known as “Creepy”.

Two St. Lucian men who were slapped with drug charges in connection with the seizure of Colombian cannabis known as “Creepy” at sea, are scheduled to return to court on Jan. 20, 2016 for hearing, reliable sources have told St. Lucia News Online (SNO).

Gabriel John aka ‘Charity’ or ‘Roy’, 36, of Marigot, and Erskin Henry aka Boko’, 38, of Anse La Raye were both charged for the possession of 20 kilograms (44 lbs) of controlled drugs and possession with intent to supply.

They appeared in the First District Court on November 16, 2015 where they were granted $5,000 cash bail, suitable surety or land document, on each charge.

John and Henry were ordered to surrender their travel documents to the First District Court, report to the Marigot and Anse La Raye Police Stations, respectively, and to remain within 12 nautical miles of the coast of Saint Lucia.

Reports are that on Friday, November 13, 2015, at about 3:25 a.m. the Police Marine Unit was conducting a routine patrol on the northwest coast of the Island when they identified a suspiciously moving fishing vessel about 10 nautical miles off the coast of Marigot and approached it.

The vessel sped towards the coast and its two occupants were observed throwing cargo. The vessel was eventually intercepted about five nautical miles off Marigot.

A large polythene bag was observed floating in the water near the vessel. Upon retrieving the polythene bag, it was found to contain 35 rectangular parcels wrapped in tape and plastic, each containing green plant material suspected to be Colombian cannabis, known on the streets as ‘Creepy’.

Recovery of the remainder of the jettisoned packages proved futile.

The two occupants, the polythene bag containing the 35 rectangular parcels and the fishing vessel Helen V with registration number J6-1229, were escorted to the Marine Base in Castries where the drugs and the occupants – John and Henry – were arrested and handed over to officers of the Drug Unit.

 

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  1. In the year 2015, we still wasting money to lock people up for burning or selling a plant that does no harm to anyone.....Our government should be ashamed of itself. any country that criminalizes drugs is not a free country.

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  2. what u mean 'kal" throw away the key for that....u really not making sense with the shate u saying deh....the margee those fellars growing here eh giving u enuff high hence the reason for importation of the real shate!!!

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  3. st Lucia justice system is a joke an attempted murder gets 5000.00 bail same bail as some caught with marijauna.. Where did the system fail us..

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  4. Haven't seen Colombian weed in St Lucia in a couple years.that Columbian weed is da real burst head..will make u eat your whole fridge too...

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  5. When will the small islands learn? Are we waiting for the entire USA to make marijuana legal and allow their conglomerates to steal hold of thus burgeoning industry whilst you fools continue to make seizures of marijuana your top priority as it is some how something to applaud at this time? Get with the fkn program. This is why we are always behind in opportunities. Stupid ass backwards thinking.

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  6. With bail that low $5000 an taking their passports who go make us believe these guys go stay in SLU if is on a fishing boat they were caught hey judge they doh need a passport to leave SLU to evade ur court date after bail woow another batize court justice system.

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  7. "...and to remain within 12 nautical miles of the coast of Saint Lucia." Doh go and look for the rest lol

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  8. So why we importing Colombian marijuana when our Iyanolan marijuana is of good quality? The Ministry has been promoting a "Buy Local" campaign. If the high grade you looking for is not available locally then one can go just down the road to our OECS brethren in St. Vincent for that.
    Charity begins at home.

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