Marijuana valued at more than a quarter of a million dollars, guns and ammunition are found in two shipments at seaport
The Police are investigating the discovery of a quantity of ammunition, guns and drugs at the country’s main cargo port.
The Police and Customs Department conducted a joint operation at the Deep Water Harbour on Tuesday, November 29, and discovered the illegal items concealed inside two separate shipments.
A total of 140 rounds of ammunition; three firearms; and 37 pounds of cannabis were seized during the operation.
The Police say that one barrel contained two 9 mm pistols and 114 rounds of matching ammunition; a .380 pistol with five rounds of corresponding ammunition; a .22 pistol with 22 rounds of matching ammunition; and 17 vacuum-sealed packages of the controlled drug cannabis, weighing 17 pounds.
Another barrel, according to the Police, contained 20 pounds of cannabis in vacuum-sealed packages.
The illegal substance carries a combined street value of EC$262,000.
The items were seized and taken to the police station.
Meanwhile, as a result of the find, two men were taken into custody; however, they were subsequently released pending further investigations.