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.