On Thursday, September 7, 2023, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force received a report of a suspected narcotics discovery inside a container, in the north of the island. Police Officers proceeded to the scene and commenced investigations.
The Officers observed a storage container on the compound of the premises in question. Within the container were some boxes, and several large black bags. The contents of one of the bags were examined, which revealed plant material.
The Police Officers seized more than 300 packages from the bags after inspecting them. The total weight of the bags and the packages was over 400kg. The packages are being analysed for further investigation and more information will be shared as the case progresses.
Drug trafficking is a serious crime that poses a significant threat to our society. The police are committed to clamping down on this illegal activity and bringing those responsible to justice. We urge the public to support us in this fight by reporting any suspicious activity, or providing information that could help us identify and apprehend drug traffickers.
We also understand that drug trafficking can be a source of concern for many people, but we want to reassure you that we are doing everything in our power to keep our communities safe. We are of the firm belief, that together, we can make a difference and put an end to drug trafficking.