UPDATE: Foreign nationals charged for drug bust on French vessel

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UPDATE: Foreign nationals charged for drug bust on French vessel
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Police have charged three men who were arrested for drug-related offences after the interception of the boat “Pelagic” off Gros Piton, Soufriere at bout 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

They are 24-year-old Steve Matou of Gaillards-Bois, Guadelope; 27-year-old Sidney BouBou of Chemin de l’Esperaice, Guadelope and Frederick Rawlins of Gregs Village, St. Vincent.

The three men were charged for possession of a controlled drug (cannabis) and possession with the intent to supply a controlled drug except Sidney BouBou who received an additional charge of failing to stop.

The men appeared before the Second District Court in Vieux Fort on Friday, September 20, 2013.

EARLIER REPORT: French vessel intercepted with drugs off Gros Piton (Sept. 18, 2013)

Two Guadeloupian and a Vincentian national are now in police custody following the interception of a boat with drugs yesterday, Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at about 5:45 p.m.

The French vessel, “Pelagie” was intercepted by the Police Marine Unit about 11 nautical miles off Gros Piton, Soufriere within the territorial waters of Saint Lucia, a police press release stated.

Officers recovered about 27 packages of compressed, dry green plant materials suspected to be cannabis, the release stated.

“The packages, occupants and vessel were escorted to the Marine Unit. Subsequently, the men were arrested and taken into custody for drug-related offences. The men are expected to be charged later,” the release added.

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  1. Decriminalize it man and we could become a truly financially-independent nation, it is one of our natural resources. Stop the war on plants and go green 🙂

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  2. For all the fools that talking bullshit about the drugs yes there is an evidence room to keep all the drugs and after the case is over all the drugs are destroyed for you'll information, so you'll foolish and ignorant lucians stop misleading people.

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    • Just shut up you robocop,what evidence room you talking about? You and all the other rotten apple in the force are too hungry for a car first and mansion after,did That's Me Alright hit the nail on the head? You get so freaking angry, let me tell you the drugs will NEVER be destroyed go figure out what you all do with it you big imbecile.We all know you,ll little tricks after all I am a St.Lucian.

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  3. So my hard earn tax dollars has pay to take care of these 3 nationals as they sit in our jail for the next 3 to 4 years...we really need to check ourselves people the economic down turn will a lot worst and this what we are doing ...

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  4. I always wonder where and what do the police do with all the weed and cocaine they confiscate from the people they arrest? Do they have an evidence room, how big is it do they really keep this shit for such long time since people stay on remand for decades for drugs murder etc? Yea guys you all can fool the people sometime but you cannot fool us all the time. St.Lucia is the beautiful Island of don't ask don't tell, wake up my people.

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  5. The rich get richer,so now only the Big shots that pay the coast guards can have their shipment enter the island & the poor man is left behind asusual....O well,that's how it has always been.

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  6. To my offices good job. keep it up bcz now u guys are being watch as to well u guys keep helen safe ok well done lucian in nyc.

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  7. well done guys,dont let up,keep the good work going,all that is needed now,is some severe sentencing from the local judiciary.

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  8. Guns, cocaine, violent movies and music, and of course bad English are what they need to keep from entering the island.

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  9. i suspect the police have some signal thingy on the waters. all of a sudden, every other day is a bust! Kudos though

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    • yes Charles actually they do it was sponsored by the American government I think,its based in Barbados, tracks all the waters from Antigua go down to Trinidad. So they picking up on them faster now...

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