Two joint drug-interdiction operations were successfully conducted over two days this week, netting over $40,000 worth of marijuana at the General Post Office.
The first exercise, conducted by officers from the Narcotics Department, K9 Unit, and Customs Enforcement Unit, was undertaken on Monday, February 27.
At about midday, officers went to the post office and carried out a search, during which a brown cardboard box was found to contain two boxes of cannabis candy.
Reportedly, the box also contained other cannabis-related products, including two electronic cannabis Vape cigarettes and four vacuumed-sealed packages with the controlled substance.
The drug was weighed and amounted to two pounds, with an estimated street value of $16,000.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, February 28, officers from the three agencies carried out a similar interdiction operation at the post office, at about 11:30 a.m.
During this second operation, a brown cardboard box containing a grey bucket was checked, and five transparent plastic bags with the controlled drug cannabis were found. The package reportedly had been shipped from the United States.
The substance was weighed and found to be five pounds, with an estimated street value of $30,000.
As is customary, the boxes and their contents were taken to Police Headquarters for further investigation.
Upon learning of these two busts, a businesswoman – who has voiced her opinions before – took the time to air them again.
“I don’t want to hear another thing about drugs being found at the ports and post office!” she declares. “Why aren’t these law-enforcement agencies allowing the drugs to actually be collected? If the object is to stop trafficking, doesn’t it make more sense to find the trafficker?” she asks.
Dozens of other residents have told REAL News they share the businesswoman’s opinion. One man, a retiree who has lived in the United States, has even said he is “convinced that the cops are protecting somebody’s business from somebody else.”