Two foreign nationals, who have been charged in connection with a drug bust at sea which netted 1,012 pounds of marijuana, appeard in the Dennery First District Court today.
Alick Couriol of Bense, Dominica and Brian Mayers of Chateau Belair, St. Vincent and the Grenadines were each charged with possession of a controlled drug and possession with intent to supply.
They have been remanded at the Bordelais Correctional Facility and are scheduled to return to court on September 9 2017.
According to police, the Marine Police Unit was conducting a routine patrol on July 21 when they intercepted a vessel off the Vieux coast around 8:45 p.m.
The Dominican sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder in the process.
Just over 1,000 pounds of marijuana was recovered from the vessel. Both men were subsequently arrested.