Grenada: Criminals flee leaving large amount of drugs on beach

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Grenada: Criminals flee leaving large amount of drugs on beach
The drugs left on the beach

Police in Grenada have hauled millions of dollars’ worth of cannabis from a seashore on the island.

Police said in a press release that 1,033 pounds of cannabis in 22 nylon bags were recovered from the Conference beach area in St. Andrew, during a joint operation by officers attached to the Drug Squad and Special Services Unit, on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

A fishing vessel named ‘Patient’ was later confiscated, police said.

The lawmen said no one was arrested and investigations continue, however, a St. Vincent and the Grenadines online publication, News784, reported on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 that two Grenadians were eventually taken into custody while a Vincentian is on the run following the drug bust.

Quoting “well-placed” sources, the publication said the lawmen, acting on special intelligence, intercepted a boat that came from neighbouring St. Vincent, moments after it touched the shoreline.

“While two Grenadians were taken into custody, Information is that a Vincentian managed to escape the grasp of the police and remained on the run up to press time,” the website states.

According to News784, the drugs carries an estimated street value of EC$2.6 million.

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