Almost three-quarters of a million dollars’ worth of marijuana was seized during drug-interdiction operations at the V.C. Bird International Airport – a mere two days after a smaller seizure at the General Post Office.
Police say the cannabis was seized during three separate joint narcotics operations between them and the Customs Department, on Wednesday, March 22.
According to reports, in one shipment, 57 vacuum-sealed packages of cannabis were discovered inside a cardboard box at the Customs Cargo Shed.
The substance reportedly amounted to 57 pounds, with an estimated street value of $342,000.
Meanwhile, two other shipments – one with a total of 31 vacuum-sealed packages and another with 15 packages – were also found to contain cannabis during separate operations at the airport.
They amounted to 31 pounds and 15 pounds, respectively, and carry a combined street value of about $278,700.
The three drug seizures have a combined value of $620,700.
A portion of cannabis-infused candies was also seized during the operations.
The illegal substances were confiscated, as investigations into the find continue.
Meanwhile, the police seized a small portion of marijuana at the General Post Office during an operation on Monday, March 20.
Reports say that a pound of the illegal substance – with an estimated street value of $6,000 – was found in a transparent plastic bag inside a brown cardboard box. It was taken to Police Headquarters pending further investigations.
Officers from the Narcotics Department, the K-9 Unit and the Customs Task Force carried out this joint exercise.