CARIBBEAN: Multi-million cocaine bust in BVI

CARIBBEAN: Multi-million cocaine bust in BVI

Tarik-Aaron-and-Leshaughn-SmithBVINEWS – The two men who were nabbed during a major drug bust in the waters of the British Virgin Islands on the night of February 2 appeared before the Magistrate’s Court today and were remanded in custody.

Twenty-four year-old Leshaughn Smith and 22-year-old Tarik Aaron were both charged with possession of a controlled drug.

The prosecution also alleged that they intended to supply the 24 kilograms of cocaine found. It has a street value of $24 million.

The two accused were held after allegedly making a frantic attempt at sea to elude members of the BVI Customs as well as the US Customs and Border Patrol, who conducted the operation after spotting a vessel in the waters shortly before 10pm.

The accused were traveling in a 30-foot Renegade speed boat captained by Aaron, the prosecution claimed.



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