A police officer managed to capture one man who was transporting a large quantity of drugs, on Wednesday, close to Windjammer Gap in Trouya.
The incident is reported to have occurred around 11:36 a.m. Thursday.
A source told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the man was in the company of a few men, who were in a car.
“The guy was by the road waiting for the rest of the fellers with their vehicles,” the source said.
The source explained to SNO that the police decided to stop and investigate what was happening, since the men looked suspicious. He said upon stopping, the officer then proceeded to fire his gun three times.
“The rest of the guys in the car fled, but the one on foot could not escape,” the eyewitness told SNO.
Aside from the large bag that contained suspected drugs which the man was carrying, the police also recovered drugs that were hidden between some pieces of wood and a large barrel.
The man was handcuffed and taken to the police station for questioning. He is likely to be charged.
Investigations are ongoing.