Two Dominican nationals are expected to be charged for almost 1,500 pounds of cannabis seized by the police in the south of the island on Friday.
According to a press release, on Friday, March 15, 2013, at about 9 pm, officers attached to the Marine Unit of the southern division intercepted a blue, orange and black pirogue (small boat) named “Von Von” with registration number J7 114 MHT.
Police said the pirogue was intercepted about 8.2 nautical miles south of Gros Piton, Soufriere within the territorial waters of Saint Lucia.
Police said the pirogue was boarded and a search was conducted on it as well as its two occupants who were Dominican nationals. The officers recovered 1,487.2 pounds of cannabis.
Both men were arrested and taken into custody, and the drugs were seized by police.